The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 8, 2023, there have been 26 deaths reported since last week’s dashboard update, with a total of 7,976 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 90-year old female from Greenbrier County, a 98-year old female from Harrison County, an 88-year old male from Fayette County, an 88-year old male from Raleigh County, an 82-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 90-year old male from Wood County, a 74-year old male from Kanawha County, a 74-year old female from Raleigh County, a 73-year old male from Harrison County, a 61-year old female from Putnam County, an 81-year old female from Jefferson County, a 96-year old female from Raleigh County, an 82-year old male from Kanawha County, a 63-year old female from Jackson County, an 82-year old male from Jefferson County, an 82-year old male from Kanawha County, a 96-year old male from Mason County, an 82-year old female from Raleigh County, an 89-year old female from Wyoming County, a 79-year old male from Raleigh County, a 90-year old male from Raleigh County, an 80-year old male from Marion County, an 88-year old male from Ohio County, a 62-year old male from Kanawha County, a 68-year old male from Raleigh County, and an 87-year old male from Boone 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
, or call 1-833-734-0965.