DHHR confirms the death of 25 more people COVID-19 on Friday

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“Today is another difficult day in our fight against COVID-19, and we extend our deepest sympathies to these families,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary in a release.

The statewide death total is 4,263.

Hospitalizations for COVID statewide have fallen below 700 at the 691 mark. Hospitalizations hit 1,000 on Sept. 23. 205 patients are in the ICU and 122 on the vent.

1,004 new cases were confirmed by the DHHR Friday as active cases rose by 112, according to the dashboard.

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  • DHHR confirmed the deaths of a 76-year old female from Harrison County, a 60-year old male from Braxton County, a 71-year old female from Mingo County, an 86-year old female from Fayette County, a 53-year old female from Kanawha County, a 75-year old female from Harrison County, a 57-year old female from Cabell County, a 49-year old male from Kanawha County, an 88-year old female from Tucker County, a 60-year old male from Putnam County, a 71-year old male from Wayne County, a 55-year old female from Wood County, a 58-year old male from Mineral County, a 60-year old female from Taylor County, a 65-year old female from Berkeley County, a 77-year old male from Kanawha County, a 36-year old female from Raleigh County, a 61-year old female from Nicholas County, an 84-year old male from Monongalia County, a 66-year old male from Ritchie County, a 56-year old female from Clay County, a 68-year old male from Wyoming County, a 71-year old female from Wood County, a 72-year old male from Mineral County, and a 53-year old male from Putnam County.

  • “We must continue to slow the growth of this virus in West Virginia through vaccination and prevention measures.”

Active COVID-19 cases per county: Barbour (86), Berkeley (663), Boone (141), Braxton (59), Brooke (60), Cabell (423), Calhoun (47), Clay (34), Doddridge (30), Fayette (182), Gilmer (28), Grant (80), Greenbrier (134), Hampshire (98), Hancock (149), Hardy (86), Harrison (482), Jackson (113), Jefferson (166), Kanawha (809), Lewis (82), Lincoln (106), Logan (126), Marion (396), Marshall (114), Mason (77), McDowell (81), Mercer (247), Mineral (152), Mingo (160), Monongalia (488), Monroe (41), Morgan (81), Nicholas (220), Ohio (159), Pendleton (13), Pleasants (28), Pocahontas (28), Preston (198), Putnam (294), Raleigh (412), Randolph (79), Ritchie (45), Roane (78), Summers (39), Taylor (96), Tucker (31), Tyler (26), Upshur (139), Wayne (139), Webster (58), Wetzel (85), Wirt (41), Wood (382), Wyoming (135).

DHHR reports as of October 22, 2021, there are currently 8,746 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 25 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 4,263 deaths attributed to COVID-19. https://t.co/a2ld9bIf8h pic.twitter.com/9xOyWFrUlm

— WV Department of Health & Human Resources • 😷 (@WV_DHHR) October 22, 2021