The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of August 18, 2022, there are currently 2,842 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been seven deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,230 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 70-year old male from Jackson County, a 46-year old male from Logan County, a 71-year old female from Raleigh County, an 84-year old male from Putnam County, a 97-year old male from Harrison County, an 81-year old female from Kanawha County, and an 84-year old female from Kanawha County.
“COVID is the most dangerous for those who are older or who have underlying health conditions,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Please do your part to help keep all West Virginians healthy, particularly the most vulnerable, by staying up-to-date with COVID vaccines and boosters.”
CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (38), Berkeley (190), Boone (46), Braxton (15), Brooke (36), Cabell (132), Calhoun (4), Clay (6), Doddridge (9), Fayette (76), Gilmer (9), Grant (37), Greenbrier (60), Hampshire (44), Hancock (46), Hardy (43), Harrison (122), Jackson (35), Jefferson (68), Kanawha (201), Lewis (23), Lincoln (48), Logan (94), Marion (121), Marshall (51), Mason (51), McDowell (44), Mercer (125), Mineral (63), Mingo (36), Monongalia (113), Monroe (45), Morgan (17), Nicholas (25), Ohio (73), Pendleton (15), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (11), Preston (22), Putnam (55), Raleigh (161), Randolph (43), Ritchie (14), Roane (19), Summers (21), Taylor (22), Tucker (13), Tyler (9), Upshur (31), Wayne (33), Webster (16), Wetzel (9), Wirt (11), Wood (140), Wyoming (49). 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 recommended to get vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19. Those 5 years and older should receive a booster shot when due. Second booster shots for those age 50 and over who are 4 months or greater from their first booster are recommended, as well as for younger individuals over 12 years old with serious and chronic health conditions that lead to being considered moderately to severely immunocompromised.
Visit the WV 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 COVID-19 vaccination. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, or to find a vaccine site near you, visit vaccinate.wv.gov or call 1-833-734-0965.
To locate COVID-19 testing near you, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.