COVID-19 Weekly Update 4-12-2023
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of April 12, 2023, there have been 16 deaths reported since last week’s dashboard update, with a total of 8,083 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 72-year old male from Raleigh County, a 73-year old female from Jackson County, a 75-year old male from Jackson County, a 61-year old female from Lewis County, a 97-year old female from Mercer County, an 83-year old female from Putnam County, a 75-year old male from Berkeley County, an 86-year old male from Kanawha County, an 84-year old male from Roane County, an 85-year old male from Preston County, a 53-year old female from Kanawha County, a 66-year old female from Wood County, a 77-year old female from Wood County, a 44-year old female from Roane County, an 87-year old male from Kanawha County, and a 75-year old female from Raleigh 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.