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W.Va. DHHR Provides State COVID-19 Response Update

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of December 20, 2021, there are currently 8,934 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 27 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 5,191 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 72-year old male from Kanawha County, a 67-year old female from Harrison County, a 69-year old male from Nicholas County, a 32-year old male from Braxton County, an 84-year old male from Ohio County, a 69-year old male from Jackson County, a 59-year old female from Wayne County, a 64-year old male from Barbour County, a 77-year old male from Berkeley County, an 86-year old male from Preston County, a 72-year old female from Randolph County, a 64-year old female from Jackson County, a 65-year old female from Raleigh County, a 68-year old female from Lewis County, a 73-year old female from Jackson County, a 59-year old female from Kanawha County, a 75-year old female from Wetzel County, a 60-year old female from Braxton County, a 62-year old male from Monongalia County, an 86-year old female from Marshall County, an 82-year old male from Taylor County, a 74-year old female from Wyoming County, a 67-year old male from Berkeley County, a 66-year old male from Monroe County, an 84-year old female from Nicholas County, a 59-year old female from Upshur County, and a 72-year old female from Mingo County.

“We send our sincere condolences to these families for their profound loss,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “The COVID-19 vaccine is life-saving and available to all West Virginians ages five and older. Please make the decision to be vaccinated.”

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (70), Berkeley (1,266), Boone (100), Braxton (59), Brooke (84), Cabell (332), Calhoun (43), Clay (71), Doddridge (41), Fayette (355), Gilmer (37), Grant (81), Greenbrier (185), Hampshire (68), Hancock (138), Hardy (82), Harrison (317), Jackson (77), Jefferson (502), Kanawha (603), Lewis (79), Lincoln (87), Logan (134), Marion (237), Marshall (97), Mason (112), McDowell (107), Mercer (442), Mineral (111), Mingo (87), Monongalia (252), Monroe (127), Morgan (175), Nicholas (223), Ohio (186), Pendleton (15), Pleasants (18), Pocahontas (23), Preston (97), Putnam (265), Raleigh (476), Randolph (102), Ritchie (39), Roane (77), Summers (56), Taylor (81), Tucker (8), Tyler (13), Upshur (94), Wayne (143), Webster (28), Wetzel (34), Wirt (11), Wood (293), Wyoming (94). To find the cumulative cases per county, please visit 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 for more detailed information.

West Virginians ages 5 years and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Boosters are also available. To learn more about the vaccine, or to find a vaccine site near you, visit or call 1-833-734-0965.

Applications for the Do it for Babydog: Senior Center Edition are open for individuals over the age of 50 who have been fully vaccinated and who received their booster shot after December 7, 2021 to receive a $50 prepaid visa gift card. Please visit

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) provides a wide range of necessary and life-saving services to many West Virginia residents. DHHR is comprised of the Bureau for Behavioral Health; Bureau for Child Support Enforcement; Bureau for Family Assistance; Bureau for Medical Services; Bureau for Public Health; Bureau for Social Services; Office of Inspector General; and West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program (WV CHIP). For more information, visit or call the DHHR at 304-558-0684.

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