The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has identified 375 new cases of COVID-19 and confirmed the deaths of three-additional residents as a result of the virus in the last 24-hours,
Among those confirmed deceased are a 76-year-old Preston County man, an 83-year-old Clay County woman and a 31-year-old Kanawha County woman.
The total number of deaths in West Virginia due to complications stemming from COVID-19 has now reached 2,300 since the onset of the pandemic.
Currently, 7,258 cases of the virus remain active in West Virginia. The daily positivity-rate is 2.50% and the cumulative positivity-rate is 5.46%. Thus far, 197,431 residents have been fully vaccinated against the virus, while another 298,097 are awaiting their second dose.
Pocahontas and Greenbrier Counties have both now been designated as gold on the DHHR’s color-coded County Alert System map for three-consecutive days. However, Monroe County, with an infection rate of 10.22% and a percent positive of 1.98%, remains designated as green.
At present, 239 West Virginians are hospitalized with COVID-19, including the 65 who are being treated in area intensive care units and 34 who are receiving assistance through ventilators. The W.Va. DHHR reports that 122,29 residents who had previously tested positive for the virus have now recovered.