State vaccinations nearing 500K

CHARLESTON — A total of 675,344 people have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 480,324 people in the state have been fully vaccinated, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday.

Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 in the Mountain State during the pandemic has passed 147,000.

State officials reported 393 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total count to 147,596. The DHHR said 7,295 cases are currently active in the state.

Officials also announced 16 new COVID-19 related deaths in the state Thursday. The total number in the state is now 2,772.

Among the new deaths reported were a 90-year-old man from Upshur County, an 84-year-old Upshur County man, and an 80-year-old woman from Pendleton County.

A total of 7,295 cases in the state are currently active.

The DHHR also reported the deaths of an 80-year old female from Kanawha County, an 80-year old male from Jefferson County, a 65-year old female from Jackson County, a 55-year old male from Cabell County, a 53-year old female from Marshall County, a 78-year old female from Lincoln County, a 76-year old male from Marion County, a 92-year old male from Wayne County, an 85-year old female from Braxton County, a 62-year old male from Putnam County, a 56-year old male from Nicholas County, a 92-year old female from Brooke County, and a 58-year old female from Nicholas County.

Also on Thursday, the DHHR stated that Randolph County has now seen 2,489 COVID-19 cases, while Upshur County has seen 1,811 cases, Barbour County has seen 1,338 cases, and Tucker County has seen 524.

Hardy County has had 1,424 cases, Grant County has had 1,237 cases, Pendleton County has had 678 cases, Pocahontas County has had 634 cases, and Webster County has had 454 cases.


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