The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports 849 additional infections of COVID-19 Wednesday.
The new cases are are over 500 cases more than new cases confirmed over the last two days of updates.
The DHHR reported 15 deaths attributed to coronavirus and that brings the state’s death toll to4,490 fatalities.
A total 578 Mountain State residents are hospitalized for the virus statewide. There are 193patients in intensive care units and 111 of those patients require ventilators.
W.Va. has 6,635active cases of COVID-19.
Vaccine administration stands at 59.2%, or 921,634 for eligible individuals twelve years and older fully vaccinated.
Governor Justice said he wished there was another alternative besides vaccines, but he said the vaccines are the best thing for preventing the further spread of the virus.
“All we do in life everyday is stack the odds as best we possibly can in our favor,” Justice said. “As we go forward enjoy this incredibly difficult but good journey through life. If your’re trying to do just that, stack the odds in your favor, 92.2% of people who have died are not vaccinated. It makes all the since in the world to be vaccinated.”
The latest county alert map published by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has 10 counties in the red zone including Boone and Lincoln counties.
The map measures the severity of community spread within each county. Red indicates the most severe spread of coronavirus in the state, followed by orange, gold, yellow and green.
Twenty-five counties are orange including Mingo, Wayne and Wyoming counties.
Eight counties are gold including Logan and McDowell.
Six counties are yellow and six counties are green.