The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 9,056 active cases of COVID-19 Tuesday.
Twenty-three additional deaths were reported Tuesday morning increasing the state’s death toll to 5,900 fatalities.
State Coronavirus Czar Dr. Clay Marsh said on Monday that active cases continue to drop along with hospitalizations.
Hospitals are currently treating 994 patients for coronavirus. According to the DHHR, 215 patients are in ICU and 115 patients require ventilators to breathe.
Marsh said the best way to keep the numbers down is for residents to get vaccinated and boosted. He said only 52% of eligible state residents over 50 have had a booster shot. Marsh said that number increases to 58% for those over 65.