WEATHER WATCH
Active COVID cases nearing 14,000 in West Virginia; five new deaths reported
West Virginia health officials report five COVID-19 deaths and 1,328 positive cases over the last 24 hours. (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia are nearing 14,000.

State health officials reported five COVID-19 deaths and 1,328 positive cases over the last 24 hours. There are 13,766 active cases, according to the state Department of Health and Human Resources.

The latest deaths bring the total to 3,054 since the start of the pandemic. The most recent deaths were an 83-year-old man from Kanawha County, a 69-year-old man from Roane County, a 54-year-old man from Berkeley County, a 36-year-old woman from Morgan County and an 86-year-old woman from Fayette County. 

The DHHR reported there were 547 hospitalized in the state with COVID, including 178 in intensive care and 81 on ventilators.

The state’s cumulative positive test rate was at 5.13% on Friday. The daily positive test rate increased from 8.87% Thursday to 10.94% Friday.

COVID-19 recoveries were at 167,862.

Delta variant cases of the coronavirus were at 544.

The state’s data shows 0.51% of fully vaccinated people in the state have gotten COVID. The data also shows 0.008% of those who are fully vaccinated have died from the virus.

Following are the latest county virus numbers: Barbour (1,873), Berkeley (14,231), Boone (2,385), Braxton (1,190), Brooke (2,384), Cabell (10,221), Calhoun (462), Clay (649), Doddridge (701), Fayette (4,054), Gilmer (984), Grant (1,400), Greenbrier (3,244), Hampshire (2,109), Hancock (3,016), Hardy (1,715), Harrison (6,940), Jackson (2,493), Jefferson (5,231), Kanawha (17,365), Lewis (1,662), Lincoln (1,823), Logan (3,680), Marion (5,190), Marshall (3,998), Mason (2,398), McDowell (1,877), Mercer (5,873), Mineral (3,233), Mingo (3,094), Monongalia (10,084), Monroe (1,417), Morgan (1,419), Nicholas (2,197), Ohio (4,801), Pendleton (790), Pleasants (1,032), Pocahontas (776), Preston (3,177), Putnam (6,004), Raleigh (8,008), Randolph (3,445), Ritchie (842), Roane (802), Summers (963), Taylor (1,494), Tucker (638), Tyler (899), Upshur (2,522), Wayne (3,668), Webster (698), Wetzel (1,701), Wirt (508), Wood (8,900), Wyoming (2,422).

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