“We send our sincere condolences to these families for their profound loss,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “The COVID vaccine is safe, effective, readily available and free. Please schedule your COVID vaccine or booster today.”
DHHR also reported there were 6,436 active COVID-19 cases statewide as of Monday. The metric has fluctuated between 6,000 and 7,000 since the beginning of November.
The number of patients being treated in intensive care units has seen a similar trend. After seeing an uptick in early November, the metric has fallen again, but the overall decrease was just 23 cases, falling from 187 on Nov. 1 to 164 as of Monday.
Also seeing continued fluctuation was the state’s number of residents hospitalized for COVID-19. As of Monday, the count was 523. While the number has seen an overall decrease throughout the month, having been 585 as of Nov. 1, the metric is falling much more slowly than it did in October.
The agency has confirmed the deaths of a 92-year-old male from Boone County, a 32-year-old male from Berkeley County, an 86-year-old female from Preston County, a 67-year-old male from Grant County, a 77-year-old male from Putnam County, a 77-year-old female from Wayne County, a 67-year-old female from Barbour County, a 58-year-old male from Kanawha County, an 83-year-old female from Lewis County, a 53-year-old male from Wayne County, a 94-year-old male from Harrison County, a 40-year-old male from Harrison County, a 64-year-old male from Kanawha County, a 67-year-old female from Cabell County, an 86-year-old male from Putnam County, a 64-year-old female from Jackson County, an 83-year-old male from Morgan County, a 62-year-old female from Kanawha County, a 69-year-old female from Putnam County, a 65-year-old male from Mercer County, an 84-year-old female from Taylor County, a 68-year-old female from Kanawha County, a 30-year-old male from Kanawha County, a 63-year-old male from Webster County, a 58-year-old female from Cabell County, and a 47-year-old male from Kanawha County.
There have been 4,636 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in West Virginia.
The number of patients on ventilators has seen a more steady decrease, but has hovered around the upper 80s and lower 90s for the past few days. As of Monday, the count was 88.
DHHR received 486 new cases since its previous update, with a daily positive testing percentage of 10.08%. The cumulative percentage was 6.15%.
The state averaged 741 new cases per day for the seven-day period ending Sunday. Following a period of steady decrease as the latest COVID-19 surge began to wane, the average has seen a slow increase since Nov. 7. So far for the month of November, as of Monday, the average age of residents infected with COVID-19 was 37.
On the County Alert System map, there were 12 counties in red, 24 in orange, seven in gold, six in yellow and six in green. CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (94), Berkeley (502), Boone (107), Braxton (60), Brooke (66), Cabell (251), Calhoun (31), Clay (33), Doddridge (9), Fayette (166), Gilmer (13), Grant (97), Greenbrier (97), Hampshire (119), Hancock (83), Hardy (85), Harrison (246), Jackson (77), Jefferson (173), Kanawha (481), Lewis (68), Lincoln (143), Logan (96), Marion (262), Marshall (112), Mason (64), McDowell (63), Mercer (270), Mineral (105), Mingo (82), Monongalia (234), Monroe (39), Morgan (47), Nicholas (182), Ohio (160), Pendleton (25), Pleasants (15), Pocahontas (14), Preston (157), Putnam (263), Raleigh (252), Randolph (74), Ritchie (19), Roane (69), Summers (22), Taylor (107), Tucker (29), Tyler (18), Upshur (142), Wayne (103), Webster (49), Wetzel (64), Wirt (16), Wood (207), Wyoming (74). To find the cumulative cases per county, please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov 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 www.coronavirus.wv.gov 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 vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1-833-734-0965.
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