W.Va. DHHR COVID-19 update – Oct. 28

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of October 28, 2022, there are currently 817 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There has been one death reported since the last report, with a total of 7,514 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to all grieving the loss of their loved ones,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Please schedule a COVID-19 vaccine or booster today to protect yourself and those around you.”

Current active cases per county: Barbour (10), Berkeley (78), Boone (10), Braxton (5), Brooke (2), Cabell (40), Calhoun (3), Clay (4), Doddridge (3), Fayette (13), Gilmer (9), Grant (10), Greenbrier (13), Hampshire (15), Hancock (3), Hardy (3), Harrison (35), Jackson (7), Jefferson (13), Kanawha (61), Lewis (4), Lincoln (6), Logan (12), Marion (34), Marshall (8), Mason (20), McDowell (13), Mercer (30), Mineral (17), Mingo (11), Monongalia (38), Monroe (10), Morgan (6), Nicholas (10), Ohio (19), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (0), Pocahontas (1), Preston (11), Putnam (24), Raleigh (58), Randolph (18), Ritchie (7), Roane (10), Summers (13), Taylor (3), Tucker (3), Tyler (4), Upshur (6), Wayne (6), Webster (4), Wetzel (11), Wirt (0), Wood (46), Wyoming (13). To find the cumulative cases per county, please visit coronavirus.wv.gov and look on the Cumulative Summary tab which is sortable by county.

West Virginians ages 6 months and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. All individuals ages 6 months and older should receive a primary series of vaccination, the initial set of shots that teaches the body to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Those ages 5 to 11 years are recommended to get an original (monovalent) booster shot when due, and those ages 12 years and older are recommended to get an Omicron booster shot (bivalent) at least two months after completing their primary series.

Visit the W.Va. COVID-19 Vaccination Due Date Calculator, a free, online tool that helps individuals figure out when they may be due for a COVID-19 shot, making it easier to stay up to date on COVIDw-19 vaccination. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, or to find a vaccine, visit vaccines.gov, vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1 (833) 734-0965. Please visit the COVID-19 testing locations page to locate COVID-19 testing near you.