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More Than 200K Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 in West Virginia

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

The state of West Virginia now has more than 200,000 residents fully vaccinated from COVID-19.

According to the Department of Health and Human Resources on Thursday, 202,401 state residents have been fully vaccinated. There also have been 307,532 first doses of vaccine administered throughout the state.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced eight new positive COVID-19 cases in its Thursday night update. That brought the county’s totals to 3,828 cases and 65 related deaths since the pandemic began.

According to the Thursday DHHR map, two Northern Panhandle counties were green, the map’s safest category, while two more were yellow, the second-safest category. Hancock and Ohio counties were yellow, while Brooke and Marshall counties were green.

Hancock County had an infection rate of 11.40 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.10. Brooke County had an infection rate of 4.56 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 1.42.

Ohio County had an infection rate of 15.87 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.01. Marshall County had an infection rate of 15.91 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.99.

In Ohio, the Belmont County Health Department reported 5,342 confirmed cases since the pandemic’s onset, with 64 hospitalizations and 101 deaths related to the virus.

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