The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has identified 243-new cases of COVID-19 and confirmed the deaths of 11 additional residents as a result of the virus within the last 24-hours.
Among those confirmed deceased are an 89-year-old Mercer County woman, a 95-year-old Mercer County woman, an 80-year-old Berkeley County man, an 84-year-old Grant County woman, a 76-year-old Wood County man, a 90-year-old Kanawha County man, a 78-year-old Boone County man, a 79-year-old Mercer County woman, a 58-year-old Mercer County man, a 76-year-old Marion County man and a 57-year-old Logan County man.
“As West Virginians, we must not tire of preventative measures that ensure the health and safety of West Virginians,” Said Bill Crouch, Cabinet Secretary of the DHHR.
As of Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2,285 West Virginians have succumbed to complications stemming from COVID-19.
The daily positivity-rate is 3.02% and the cumulative positivity-rate is 5.49%. Currently, 8,067 cases of the virus remain active across the state. Thus far, 169,832 West Virginians have been fully vaccinated against the virus, while another 273,391 residents are awaiting their second-dose.
With an infection rate of 10.39% and a percent positive of 2.82%, Pocahontas County is again designated as green on the DHHR daily color-coded County Alert System map. With an infection rate of 6.18% and a percent positive of 1.41%, Greenbrier County also remains designated as green. And with an infection rate of 12.91% and a percent positive of 2.33%, Monroe County remains designated as green, as well.
At present, 292 West Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19, including the 74 who are being treated in area intensive care units, and the 40 who are receiving assistance through ventilators. The W.Va. DHHR reports that 120,030 residents who had previously been infected with the virus have now recovered.