W.Va. COVID-19 Numbers Continue to Climb
West Virginia's active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue a steady climb upward.
The Friday report from the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) shows 3,414 active cases, a jump of nearly 400 from the day before.
The telltale number of COVID-19, hospitalizations, jumped up 20 in one day, and now stands at 361. Sixty four patients are in the ICU and 19 are on ventilators.
The state's COVID-19 death count stands at 7,184, with 11 added to Friday’s DHHR report.
In a release, DHHR Secretary Bill Crouch urged West Virginians to “make the choice to be up-to-date with COVID vaccines and boosters to help stop this loss of life.”
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