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WV reports slight rise in COVID-19 cases

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is reporting 433 new cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, March 25, a slight increase after several days of fewer than 400 cases being reported.

The new cases bring the state to 139,251 cases throughout the pandemic. The state is also seeing a rise in active cases with 5,695 reported this morning. Health officials say 219 West Virginians are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those patients, 74 are in the ICU and 21 are on ventilators.

WV COVID-19 data for March 25, 2021 (Photo Courtesy: WV DHHR)

The WV DHHR is also reporting five additional West Virginians have died in connection to COVID-19, bringing the state to 2,624 deaths throughout the pandemic.

Health officials confirmed the deaths of an 85-year-old male from Fayette County, a 70-year-old male from Kanawha County, an 80-year-old female from Wood County, a 90-year-old female from Kanawha County, and a 44-year-old male from Kanawha County.

West Virginia has received a total of 2,393,602 confirmatory lab results for COVID-19 with a current daily percent positivity rate of 3.88% and a cumulative percent positivity rate of 5.27%. A total of 130,932 West Virginians have recovered from the virus.

Health officials say 280,181 West Virginians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and a total of 455,374 people in the state have received at least their first dose of the vaccine. West Virginians can pre-register for the vaccine at vaccinate.wv.gov.

WV County Alert System map for March 25, 2021 (Photo Courtesy: WV DHHR)

According to the County Alert System map, Jefferson County remains in red. While the map still indicates the level of COVID-19 spread per county, yesterday, Governor Jim Justice announced the map would no longer be used in regards to schools.

The map also lists Wayne, Mingo, Boone, Raleigh, Nicholas, Webster, Hardy and Berkeley counties in orange. Morgan, Wetzel, Braxton, Fayette, Kanawha and Putnam counties are in gold, while Logan, Lincoln, Jackson, Wood, Tyler, Doddridge, Harrison and Hampshire counties are yellow.

The remaining 32 of the state’s 55 counties are all in green.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases per county include:

Barbour (1,312), Berkeley (10,375), Boone (1,718), Braxton (828), Brooke (2,050), Cabell (8,260), Calhoun (240), Clay (386), Doddridge (512), Fayette (2,912), Gilmer (728), Grant (1,159), Greenbrier (2,474), Hampshire (1,595), Hancock (2,617), Hardy (1,370), Harrison (5,081), Jackson (1,747), Jefferson (3,914), Kanawha (12,772), Lewis (1,087), Lincoln (1,339), Logan (2,917), Marion (3,872), Marshall (3,154), Mason (1,848), McDowell (1,406), Mercer (4,351), Mineral (2,623), Mingo (2,266), Monongalia (8,515), Monroe (1,007), Morgan (979), Nicholas (1,355), Ohio (3,782), Pendleton (647), Pleasants (817), Pocahontas (611), Preston (2,687), Putnam (4,461), Raleigh (5,262), Randolph (2,446), Ritchie (638), Roane (511), Summers (719), Taylor (1,134), Tucker (514), Tyler (655), Upshur (1,761), Wayne (2,710), Webster (433), Wetzel (1,146), Wirt (367), Wood (7,378), Wyoming (1,803).

Free COVID-19 testing is available today Thursday, March 25 in the following counties:

  • Barbour County
    • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Barbour County Health Department, 109 Wabash Avenue, Philippi, WV
    • 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Junior Volunteer Fire Department, 331 Row Avenue, Junior, WV
  • Berkeley County
    • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, 891 Auto Parts PlaceMartinsburg, WV
    • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Ambrose Park, 25404 Mall Drive, Martinsburg, WV
    • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Shenandoah Community Health, 99 Tavern Road, Martinsburg, WV
    • 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Dorothy McCormack Building, 2000 Foundation Way, Martinsburg, WV
  • Boone County
  • Doddridge County
    • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Doddridge County Park, The Barn, 1252 Snowbird Road S., West Union, WV
  • Fayette County
    • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Ruby Welcome Center, 55 Hazel Lane, Mount Hope, WV
  • Hampshire County
    • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Hampshire County Fair Grounds (Dining Hall), Fairground Drive, Augusta, WV
  • Hardy County
  • Jefferson County
    • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Hollywood Casino, 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, WV
    • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Shepherd University Wellness Center Parking Lot, 164 University Drive, Shepherdstown, WV
  • Lincoln County
  • Logan County
  • Marshall County
  • Mingo County
    • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Delbarton Fire Department, County Highway 65/12, Delbarton, WV
  • Nicholas County
  • Raleigh County
    • 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Raleigh County Commission on Aging, 1614 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV
  • Webster County

For more information on further testing, as well as pharmacy testing, visit the WV DHHR website.

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