W.Va. DHHR COVID-19 update – August 12

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of August 12, 2022, there are currently 3,434 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There were no deaths reported to DHHR over the last 24 hours, and the total deaths remain at 7,203 attributed to COVID-19.

“We extend our sympathy to all of the loved ones impacted by these deaths,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “To West Virginians not yet vaccinated, know that getting vaccinated is the key to less severe disease and reduced deaths.”

Current active cases per county: Barbour (21), Berkeley (217), Boone (57), Braxton (18), Brooke (26), Cabell (204), Calhoun (9), Clay (14), Doddridge (10), Fayette (78), Gilmer (8), Grant (28), Greenbrier (98), Hampshire (33), Hancock (43), Hardy (62), Harrison (129), Jackson (34), Jefferson (87), Kanawha (317), Lewis (19), Lincoln (35), Logan (86), Marion (99), Marshall (54), Mason (75), McDowell (46), Mercer (161), Mineral (48), Mingo (69), Monongalia (144), Monroe (38), Morgan (19), Nicholas (57), Ohio (70), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (12), Pocahontas (19), Preston (29), Putnam (107), Raleigh (202), Randolph (33), Ritchie (19), Roane (25), Summers (34), Taylor (20), Tucker (10), Tyler (13), Upshur (43), Wayne (48), Webster (12), Wetzel (30), Wirt (10), Wood (182), Wyoming (68).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.