The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported more than two thousand new cases of COVID-19 Monday.
The state DHHR confirmed a total of 2,289 new infections of the virus.
Twenty-four additional deaths were reported bringing the state’s death toll to 5,445 fatalities.
“It is with great sadness that we announce more lives lost to this pandemic. Our sympathies and thoughts go out to these families,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Please choose vaccination to prevent further spread and illness.”
The additional deaths include: a 73-year old female from Summers County, an 81-year old male from Mercer County, an 88-year old female from Mercer County, a 72-year old male from Wood County, an 81-year old male from Summers County, a 60-year old male from Mercer County, an 87-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 32-year old female from Ohio County, a 77-year old female from Mercer County, a 47-year old male from Kanawha County, a 78-year old male from Monroe County, a 61-year old female from Mercer County, a 69-year old female from Taylor County, a 75-year old male from Mineral County, a 57-year old male from Cabell County, an 86-year old male from Berkeley County, a 69-year old male from Cabell County, a 60-year old male from Berkeley County, a 63-year old male from Mercer County, a 69-year old female from Hampshire County, a 63-year old male from Mercer County, a 90-year old female from Upshur County, a 62-year old female from Mercer County, and an 89-year old female from Kanawha County.
Meanwhile in Logan County, the health department has reported 91 new infections over the weekend and 372 cases since the new year started. Logan has 283 active cases of the virus as of Sunday with 17 people hospitalized.
Hospitals are currently treating 815 patients for coronavirus statewide. Monday’s report is the first time hospital cases for COVID-19 have went above 800 patients since October fourteenth of 2021.
Statewide, 224 of hospitalized patients with the virus are receiving intensive care treatment and 133 patients require ventilators to breathe.
The Mountain State currently has 15,124 active cases of COVID-19.