CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 76 new COVID cases and 19 additional deaths on April 12.
On Monday, 128 new COVID-19 cases and 2 additional deaths were confirmed.
The DHHR has reported 498,618 (+76) total cases and 6,774 (+19) total deaths. According to the DHHR dashboard, there are currently 308 (-13) active cases.
According to the new CDC guidelines, mask recommendations are based on each county’s COVID risk, numbers and hospitalizations.
Masks are no longer recommended in indoor public places in any county in West Virginia. Should COVID cases increase, the CDC will reevaluate the removal of mask recommendations.
Only small pockets of counties in the U.S. are still recommended to wear masks, according to the CDC.
DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 62-year old female from Berkeley County, a 58-year old male from Mercer County, an 88-year old male from Berkeley County, an 83-year old female from Greenbrier County, and a 91-year old female from Mingo County.
Additional deaths reported on the dashboard as a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate are an 83-year old female from Putnam County, an 81-year old female from Wetzel County, a 54-year old female from Lincoln County, a 56-year old female from Mingo County, a 73-year old male from McDowell County, an 84-year old male from Mingo County, a 67-year old female from Randolph County, a 54-year old male from Raleigh County, a 56-year old male from Kanawha County, a 59-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 78-year old female from Raleigh County, a 71-year old female from Marshall County, an 87-year old male from Lincoln County, and a 64-year old male from Nicholas County. These deaths range from January 2022 through April 2022.
CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1), Berkeley (19), Boone (2), Braxton (0), Brooke (4), Cabell (21), Calhoun (1), Clay (0), Doddridge (4), Fayette (5), Gilmer (1), Grant (0), Greenbrier (2), Hampshire (5), Hancock (1), Hardy (0), Harrison (11), Jackson (1), Jefferson (18), Kanawha (17), Lewis (2), Lincoln (2), Logan (3), Marion (15), Marshall (5), Mason (1), McDowell (5), Mercer (16), Mineral (6), Mingo (2), Monongalia (21), Monroe (1), Morgan (7), Nicholas (2), Ohio (5), Pendleton (10), Pleasants (1), Pocahontas (3), Preston (11), Putnam (14), Raleigh (9), Randolph (4), Ritchie (4), Roane (4), Summers (1), Taylor (3), Tucker (3), Tyler (0), Upshur (0), Wayne (5), Webster (0), Wetzel (3), Wirt (8), Wood (15), Wyoming (4).
According to the dashboard, 1,123,060 first doses of the vaccine have been administered to West Virginians, and 970,933 people, or 54.2% of West Virginians, have been fully vaccinated. The dashboard also reported that 442,111 boost doses have been administered.
West Virginians five and older are now eligible for the COVID vaccine. West Virginians who are 12 and over now qualify for the COVID booster vaccine, and at-risk people and people over 50 now qualify for a second COVID booster. To learn more about the vaccine or to find a vaccine site near you, visit vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1-833-734-0965.
Free COVID-19 testing is available daily to all West Virginia residents. Click here to view the testing site map and location list. West Virginians may now register for their COVID-19 vaccination by clicking here.