The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of January 9, 2023, there are currently 1,351 active COVID-19 cases statewide. There have been nine deaths reported since the last report, with a total of 7,730 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 91-year old female from Lincoln County, a 66-year old female from Kanawha County, a 96-year old female from Cabell County, a 90-year old male from Putnam County, a 77-year old male from Putnam County, a 94-year old female from Fayette County, a 70-year old male from Roane County, a 74-year old female from Kanawha County, and a 67-year old female from Wirt County.
“People of all ages and backgrounds are at risk of severe disease from COVID-19,” said Jeffrey H. Coben, M.D., Interim DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “The best way to protect yourself is to stay up-to-date with vaccines and boosters.”
CURRENT ACTIVE CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1), Berkeley (101), Boone (14), Braxton (6), Brooke (15), Cabell (70), Calhoun (1), Clay (1), Doddridge (5), Fayette (36), Gilmer (1), Grant (8), Greenbrier (23), Hampshire (13), Hancock (13), Hardy (12), Harrison (69), Jackson (22), Jefferson (44), Kanawha (136), Lewis (19), Lincoln (45), Logan (20), McDowell (20), Marion (36), Marshall (18), Mason (23), Mercer (97), Mineral (21), Mingo (13), Monongalia (55), Monroe (18), Morgan (12), Nicholas (23), Ohio (18), Pendleton (4), Pleasants (2), Pocahontas (7), Preston (7), Putnam (35), Raleigh (71), Randolph (4), Ritchie (15), Roane (13), Summers (8), Taylor (17), Tucker (5), Tyler (9), Upshur (19), Wayne (16), Webster (6), Wetzel (10), Wirt (1), Wood (41), Wyoming (32). To find the cumulative cases per county, please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov and look on the Cumulative Summary tab which is sortable by county.
West Virginians ages 6 months and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. All individuals ages 6 months and older should receive a primary series of vaccination, the initial set of shots that teaches the body to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. At this time, one Omicron booster shot (bivalent) is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older who completed the primary series, and their most recent COVID-19 shot was at least 2 months ago.
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, visit vaccines.gov, vaccinate.wv.gov, or call 1-833-734-0965. Please visit the COVID-19 testing locations page to locate COVID-19 testing near you.