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DHHR Reports 1,949 New COVID Cases; Harrison County's Active Cases at 619; State Deaths at 5,561

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on January 18, 2022 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is reporting as of this morning (Tuesday, Jan. 18) the total number of  COVID-19 cases has increased from 390,788 to 392,737 with an increase of 1,949 over the previous 24 hours.
 
Tuesday's report shows the percentage of positive cases vs. tests given is 7.35 percent. The daily percent positive is at 22.42 percent (daily tests/confirmatory test results).
 
According to the DHHR website, Harrison County's numbers are at 15,524 (10,474 confirmed and 5,050 probable). Harrison County's active cases are at 619, there have been 14,695 recoveries and 210 deaths.
 
Please note that delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. As case surveillance continues at the local health department level, it may reveal that those tested in a certain county may not be a resident of that county, or even the state as an individual in question may have crossed the state border to be tested. 
 
The total number of deaths related to the coronavirus is at 5,561 with 26 deaths reported during the previous 24 hours.
 
DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 38-year old male from Clay County, an 83-year old female from Wood County, a 47-year old female from Roane County, an 85-year old male from Wood County, a 76-year old male from Jefferson County, a 75-year old male from Wood County, a 63-year old female from Jefferson County, a 75-year old male from Jefferson County, a 93-year old female from Mason County, a 30-year old female from Summers County, a 74-year old female from Cabell County, a 53-year old male from Marshall County, and a 54-year old female from Harrison County.   Included in the total deaths reported on the dashboard as a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate are a 79-year old male from McDowell County, a 71-year old female from Ohio County, a 95-year old female from Pocahontas County, a 96-year old female from Putnam County, a 90-year old male from Monongalia County, a 75-year old female from Cabell County, an 88-year old male from Monongalia County, a 51-year old female from Tucker County, a 62-year old male from Hancock County, a 66-year old male from Raleigh County, an 82-year old female from Logan County, a 70-year old female from Brooke County, and a 46-year old male from Hancock County. These deaths range from November through December 2021.   "Any death due to COVID is one too many," said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary.  "The best way to end continued loss of life is for all eligible West Virginians to choose to be vaccinated and boosted."
 
There are currently 17,239 active cases statewide. Active cases now reflect an active status length of five days instead of 10 to coincide with revised CDC guidelines.
 
There have been 369,937 recoveries.
 
According to the DHHR site, as of Jan. 17, there are 854 hospitalizations with 200 patients in ICUs and 116 on ventilators.
 
Cases Per County list below are for active cases.
 
CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (73), Berkeley (1,258), Boone (237), Braxton (102), Brooke (144), Cabell (1,014), Calhoun (49), Clay (74), Doddridge (40), Fayette (551), Gilmer (54), Grant (94), Greenbrier (319), Hampshire (164), Hancock (208), Hardy (115), Harrison (619), Jackson (109), Jefferson (694), Kanawha (1,887), Lewis (89), Lincoln (174), Logan (263), Marion (625), Marshall (326), Mason (144), McDowell (114), Mercer (422), Mineral (295), Mingo (168), Monongalia (999), Monroe (146), Morgan (204), Nicholas (189), Ohio (556), Pendleton (47), Pleasants (68), Pocahontas (30), Preston (271), Putnam (612), Raleigh (964), Randolph (308), Ritchie (84), Roane (154), Summers (95), Taylor (135), Tucker (22), Tyler (83), Upshur (157), Wayne (352), Webster (67), Wetzel (141), Wirt (55), Wood (862), Wyoming (213).  To find the cumulative cases per county, please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov and look on the Cumulative Summary tab which is sortable by county.
 
To view more updated information from the DHHR including the county by county alert map, click HERE
 
The DHHR's next update is tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday. 



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