The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 1, 2023, there have been 15 deaths reported since last week’s dashboard update, with a total of 7,950 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 87-year old female from Wetzel County, an 89-year old female from Kanawha County, a 79-year old female from Nicholas County, a 67-year old female from Wyoming County, a 95-year old male from Nicholas County, an 80-year old female from Jefferson County, a 90-year old male from Morgan County, a 72-year old female from Berkeley County, a 100-year old female from Roane County, a 78-year old female from Upshur County, a 70-year old female from Raleigh County, a 92-year old male from Boone County, an 83-year old female from Cabell County, a 60-year old female from McDowell County, and a 60-year old female from Brooke County.
With the federal public health emergency set to expire on May 11, 2023, DHHR is updating the COVID-19 dashboard metrics to better reflect the current response to the pandemic. As part of this update, COVID-19 dashboard updates will occur weekly on Wednesdays.
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 most people 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, or to find a vaccine, visit vaccines.gov, vaccinate.wv.gov, or call 1-833-734-0965.