Tyler County resident among five COVID deaths in West Virginia | News, Sports, Jobs
CHARLESTON – A Tyler County resident was reported dead from the virus on Wednesday by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
Five deaths were confirmed on Wednesday morning over a 24-hour period between Tuesday and Wednesday morning, bringing the total death toll in West Virginia from the COVID-19 coronavirus to 2,861 since the pandemic began more than a year ago. year.
The DHHR has confirmed the death of a 77-year-old woman from Tyler County, according to the pandemic update on Wednesday morning. An 85-year-old man from Kanawha County, a 66-year-old woman from Raleigh County, an 85-year-old man from Greenbrier County and a 71-year-old man from Greenbrier County have also been reported.
“We mourn the loss of these West Virgins and send our deepest condolences to their loved ones,” said Department Secretary Bill J. Crouch offering state condolences. “Please honor these families by protecting yourself and others with the COVID-19 vaccine. “
Active cases reported statewide fell to 2,673 on Wednesday, the state said. Ninety new cases have been received since Tuesday’s update, the department said.
The state reported active cases at 2,799 and 2,710 on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. The daily positivity rate was 1.92 percent.
Hospitalizations were 125 on Wednesday, including 37 in intensive care and 19 on ventilators.
Hospitalizations peaked at 216 in the first week of January.
The active cases in the local counties (previous day) are: Calhoun, 6 (7); Doddridge, 20 (21); Gilmer, 7 (7); Jackson, 7 (7); Pleasant, 6 (6); Ritchie, 5 (5); Roane, 8 (7); Tyler, 16 (15); Wetzel, 24 (23); Wirt, 4 (4); Wood, 33 (33).
All counties are highlighted in green, the lowest level of infection and positivity rate, on the county alert system map. No county in the state is red or orange, the highest levels on the graph.
The vaccination rate was 61.4 percent of residents 12 years of age and older who received at least one vaccine injection. The governor said the mask’s mandate would be lifted on Sunday if the percentage is near or at 65%.
Immunization information is available by calling 1-833-734-0965 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Residents who have at least one injection can register for the “Do it for Babydog: save a life, change a life” vaccination contest on mustforbabydog.wv.gov. The draws will take place until August 2. The registration deadline for the first draw has passed at midnight Wednesday.
The first winners will be announced Sunday in coordination with West Virginia Day activities on Capitol Hill.
“If you’re just hanging around and you haven’t signed up, you’re missing out on a chance to become an absolute millionaire. You are blowing a chance to win all kinds of prizes ”, said Governor Jim Justice, whose English Bulldog Babydog is the face of the toss. “You have to register. “