West Virginia

Department of
Health & Human Resources

COVID-19 Weekly Update 3-22-2023

3/22/2023

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 22, 2023, there have been six deaths reported since last week’s dashboard update, with a total of 8,011 deaths attributed to COVID-19. 

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 97-year old male from Taylor County, a 91-year old female from Fayette County, an 87-year old female from Barbour County, a 78-year old female from Wood County, a 69-year old male from Kanawha County, and a 92-year old female from Mercer 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 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. 

Contact Information

DHHRCommunications@wv.gov