The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of September 27, 2021, there are currently 14,534 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 45 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 3,568 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 73-year old male from Tucker County, a 70-year old female from Wyoming County, a 51-year old male from Randolph County, a 70-year old female from Jackson County, a 78-year old male from Monroe County, a 56-year old female from Monongalia County, a 77-year old male from McDowell County, an 83-year old female from Mingo County, a 95-year old female from Cabell County, a 75-year old male from Harrison County, a 60-year old male from Jefferson County, a 56-year old female from Mercer County, a 76-year old male from McDowell County, a 71-year old female from Ohio County, a 52-year old female from Webster County, an 87-year old male from Wyoming County, a 61-year old female from Kanawha County, a 68-year old female from Fayette County, a 30-year old male from Wood County, a 71-year old male from Brooke County, a 79-year old male from Pleasants County, a 77-year old male from Kanawha County, a 49-year old male from Mercer County, a 54-year old male from Boone County, an 84-year old female from Kanawha County, a 39-year old male from Monroe County, a 56-year old female from Kanawha County, an 86-year old male from Raleigh County, a 75-year old female from Mingo County, a 63-year old female from Mingo County, a 54-year old male from Raleigh County, a 50-year old male from Mineral County, a 74-year old female from Cabell County, a 40-year old female from Mingo County, a 68-year old female from Wayne County, a 78-year old male from Cabell County, a 67-year old male from Kanawha County, a 43-year old male from Summers County, an 83-year old female from Mercer County, a 66-year old male from Cabell County, a 58-year old female from Mineral County, a 69-year old male from Ohio County, a 74-year old female from Kanawha County, a 96-year old female from Monongalia County, and a 73-year old female from Brooke County.
“Though we may tire of the pandemic, we must never forget that measures for prevention mean lives saved,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We counter the devastation of COVID-19 by ensuring we are vaccinated as well as our family members.”
CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (90), Berkeley (700), Boone (194), Braxton (169), Brooke (112), Cabell (723), Calhoun (47), Clay (54), Doddridge (69), Fayette (348), Gilmer (43), Grant (146), Greenbrier (308), Hampshire (193), Hancock (250), Hardy (104), Harrison (794), Jackson (276), Jefferson (355), Kanawha (1,055), Lewis (210), Lincoln (128), Logan (319), Marion (615), Marshall (266), Mason (173), McDowell (256), Mercer (592), Mineral (282), Mingo (317), Monongalia (368), Monroe (91), Morgan (112), Nicholas (208), Ohio (256), Pendleton (51), Pleasants (81), Pocahontas (43), Preston (397), Putnam (508), Raleigh (600), Randolph (120), Ritchie (116), Roane (124), Summers (112), Taylor (153), Tucker (27), Tyler (118), Upshur (222), Wayne (415), Webster (79), Wetzel (159), Wirt (68), Wood (706), Wyoming (212). 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.
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. Please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.
West Virginians 12 years and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. To learn more about the vaccine, or to find a vaccine site near you, visit vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1-833-734-0965. West Virginians ages 12 and older who have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can register for the second Do it for Babydog: Save a life, Change your life vaccine sweepstakes by visiting doitforbabydog.wv.gov.
For additional free COVID-19 testing opportunities across the state, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.
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