W.Va. DHHR COVID-19 update – August 1

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of August 1, 2022, there are currently 3,335 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 5 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,161 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

“Each loved one lost is forever remembered, and as a state we grieve with their families, friends and neighbors,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “COVID vaccines and booster shots are readily available statewide and I encourage all West Virginians to receive this life-saving vaccine.”

Current active cases per county: Barbour (35), Berkeley (199), Boone (59), Braxton (10), Brooke (28), Cabell (186), Calhoun (8), Clay (7), Doddridge (8), Fayette (94), Gilmer (10), Grant (20), Greenbrier (67), Hampshire (40), Hancock (34), Hardy (35), Harrison (131), Jackson (23), Jefferson (81), Kanawha (301), Lewis (27), Lincoln (44), Logan (71), Marion (114), Marshall (61), Mason (43), McDowell (39), Mercer (147), Mineral (35), Mingo (43), Monongalia (173), Monroe (48), Morgan (29), Nicholas (72), Ohio (66), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (13), Pocahontas (15), Preston (40), Putnam (97), Raleigh (217), Randolph (43), Ritchie (20), Roane (32), Summers (21), Taylor (30), Tucker (0), Tyler (10), Upshur (43), Wayne (47), Webster (23), Wetzel (13), Wirt (13), Wood (191), Wyoming (74).To find the cumulative cases per county, please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov and look on the Cumulative Summary tab, sortable by county. Delays may be experienced with the reporting of information from the local health department to DHHR. Please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov for more detailed information.

West Virginians ages 5 and older are recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when due. Second booster shots for those age 50 and over who are 4 months or greater from their first booster are recommended, as well as for younger individuals over 12 years old with serious and chronic health conditions that lead to being considered moderately to severely immunocompromised.

Free COVID-19 testing opportunities are all across the state; However, please check with the testing venue, DHHR’s social media pages and the COVID-19 website at https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx for any cancellations.