An updated breakdown of the West Virginia County Alert Map is as follows:
Red (0) | Orange (1) | Gold (5) | Yellow (22) | Green (27)
CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice and members of the West Virginia COVID-19 pandemic response leadership team held another news briefing today to update the public on the state’s latest pandemic response and vaccine distribution efforts.
CASE NUMBERS & HOSPITALIZATIONS UPDATE
During Wednesday’s briefing, Gov. Justice announced that West Virginia’s number of active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, ICU patients, and patients on ventilators are now all declining.
“We’re really making improvement,” Gov. Justice said. “We are making some progress, but I ask everyone to still not forget the West Virginians we’ve lost.”
There are now just 3,574 active cases of COVID-19 and 594 COVID-related hospitalizations statewide.
In just one month, total active cases statewide have decreased by more than 83%.
Since nearing peak capacity in early February, West Virginia’s hospitals have also seen a precipitous drop off in the number of patients with severe cases of COVID-19.
Overall hospitalizations are down 46% since the most recent peak, while ICU patients and patients on ventilators are down 43% in the same timeframe.
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The West Virginia County Alert Map continues to reflect the state’s improving numbers as well.