The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of May 26, 2022, there are currently 2,256 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been nine deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 6,942 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
DHHR has confirmed the death of a 79-year old female from Upshur 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 a 92-year old female from Clay County, a 75-year old female from Raleigh County, a 77-year old male from Roane County, a 77-year old female from Harrison County, a 71-year old female from Raleigh County, a 96-year old male from Boone County, a 45-year old male from Kanawha County, and an 82-year old female from Webster County.
“COVID-19 has affected far too many West Virginians,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “I urge you to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot as soon as possible.”
CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (35), Berkeley (165), Boone (24), Braxton (5), Brooke (28), Cabell (123), Calhoun (2), Clay (5), Doddridge (7), Fayette (51), Gilmer (3), Grant (15), Greenbrier (50), Hampshire (16), Hancock (38), Hardy (10), Harrison (144), Jackson (11), Jefferson (82), Kanawha (221), Lewis (19), Lincoln (22), Logan (49), Marion (109), Marshall (59), Mason (42), McDowell (13), Mercer (73), Mineral (37), Mingo (32), Monongalia (123), Monroe (20), Morgan (14), Nicholas (30), Ohio (81), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (4), Pocahontas (3), Preston (35), Putnam (74), Raleigh (134), Randolph (40), Ritchie (3), Roane (18), Summers (14), Taylor (24), Tucker (4), Tyler (3), Upshur (21), Wayne (24), Webster (2), Wetzel (10), Wirt (5), Wood (46), Wyoming (30). 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 5 and older are recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccine 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 free COVID-19 testing near you, please visit https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/pages/testing.aspx.