W.Va. DHHR COVID-19 update – February 14

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of February 14, 2022, there are currently 7,262 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been 31 deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,023 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

“Help prevent or severely lessen the effects of this virus by choosing to have all family members ages five and older receive the COVID vaccine,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “I urge all parents and guardians to talk to your child’s doctor for more information.”

“I continue to remind everybody about just how important it is for you to get your booster shot,” Governor Justice said at his press briefing Monday. “It’s so important. If you happen to catch COVID, it will help keep you out of the hospital.

“I do not understand how you can walk away from the booster shot if you got the initial vaccination,” Gov. Justice added. “It is absolutely a terrible choice, especially if you’re 50 and above.”

Current Active Cases Per County: Barbour (87), Berkeley (231), Boone (101), Braxton (46), Brooke (45), Cabell (328), Calhoun (38), Clay (40), Doddridge (24), Fayette (277), Gilmer (28), Grant (46), Greenbrier (210), Hampshire (49), Hancock (60), Hardy (35), Harrison (352), Jackson (49), Jefferson (87), Kanawha (732), Lewis (63), Lincoln (114), Logan (182), Marion (239), Marshall (139), Mason (127), McDowell (158), Mercer (357), Mineral (110), Mingo (182), Monongalia (260), Monroe (89), Morgan (29), Nicholas (122), Ohio (98), Pendleton (20), Pleasants (16), Pocahontas (45), Preston (192), Putnam (289), Raleigh (371), Randolph (56), Ritchie (36), Roane (55), Summers (53), Taylor (77), Tucker (28), Tyler (27), Upshur (176), Wayne (153), Webster (39), Wetzel (54), Wirt (15), Wood (260), Wyoming (166). 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.

Upshur County

8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Buckhannon Fire Department (parking lot), 22 South Florida Street, Buckhannon, WV (optional pre-registration: https://labpass.com/en/registration?access_code=WVUSC)

Free COVID-19 testing opportunities are all across the state; However, due to adverse weather, 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.