The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has identified 301 new cases of COVID-19, and two additional deaths related to the virus within the last 24-hours. Among those confirmed deceased are an 84-year-old Lewis County woman and a 53-year-old Ohio County man.
There have now been 2,212 deaths in West Virginia as a result of complications stemming from COVID-19.
As of Monday, February 15, there are 11,863 active cases of the virus across the state, and a total of 127,889 cases have now been reported since the onset of the pandemic. The daily positivity-rate is 5.19% and the cumulative positivity-rate is holding steady at 5.56%. Thus far, 140,540 residents have been fully vaccinated against the virus.
Free vaccination clinics will again be taking place this week for those who have pre-registered. On Wednesday, February 17, a free vaccination clinic will be held at Pocahontas County High School, located at 1 Warrior Way in Dunmore. Vaccination hours will be from 12:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
On Thursday, February 18, two free vaccination clinics will be held in Greenbrier County. The first will take place in the WV Building at the State Fairgrounds, located at 947 Maplewood Avenue in Lewisburg. Vaccination hours will be from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The second clinic will be held at the Rainelle Medical Center, located at 176 Medical Center Drive in Rainelle. Vaccination hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
In Monroe County, a clinic will be held at the Church of God Fellowship Center, located at 96 Bud Ridge Road in Union. Vaccination hours will be from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. And in Pocahontas County, a clinic will be held at the Marlinton Wellness Center, located at 329 9th Street in Marlinton. Vaccination hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
On Friday, February 19, the Church of God in Union will host another vaccination clinic. Vaccination hours for the second day will be from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
It should be noted that all clinics are utilizing the existing pre-registration list and are reported as full at this time.
The DHHR’s daily color-coded County Alert System map looks nearly identical to yesterday’s version. Pocahontas County remains designated as yellow, Greenbrier County remains designated as green and Monroe County remains designated as gold.
At present, 319 West Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19, including 80 who are receiving treatment in area intensive care units, and 46 being assisted through ventilators. The W.Va. DHHR reports that 113,994 residents who had previously been infected with the virus have now recovered.