W.Va. DHHR COVID-19 update – August 24


CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of August 24, 2022, there are currently 2,627 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been four deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,257 deaths attributed to COVID-19. 

“Each death of a West Virginian is a loss if felt by all,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “As we extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones, we encourage all residents to recognize the continued need for COVID vaccines and boosters.”

Current active cases per county: Barbour (32), Berkeley (162), Boone (42), Braxton (14), Brooke (17), Cabell (97), Calhoun (7), Clay (3), Doddridge (3), Fayette (82), Gilmer (19), Grant (24), Greenbrier (55), Hampshire (30), Hancock (41), Hardy (38), Harrison (97), Jackson (17), Jefferson (61), Kanawha (210), Lewis (29), Lincoln (49), Logan (69), Marion (102), Marshall (46), Mason (60), McDowell (41), Mercer (123), Mineral (64), Mingo (23), Monongalia (149), Monroe (28), Morgan (23), Nicholas (49), Ohio (45), Pendleton (5), Pleasants (0), Pocahontas (17), Preston (39), Putnam (72), Raleigh (118), Randolph (42), Ritchie (12), Roane (13), Summers (17), Taylor (28), Tucker (4), Tyler (4), Upshur (54), Wayne (41), Webster (10), Wetzel (24), Wirt (3), Wood (120), Wyoming (53). 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.

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