More Than 350K Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 in West Virginia
The number of fully vaccinated West Virginians has topped 350,000, according to the Department of Health and Human Resources, accounting for just a shade under a fifth of the state’s population.
According to the DHHR website Sunday, there were 353,361 people in the state now fully vaccinated. That makes up 19.7% of the population in West Virginia. Ohio County sat above that state number. There, 9,545 were fully vaccinated, which is 23% of the county’s population.
There were 5,678 fully vaccinated in Marshall County, which is 18.6% of that county’s population. There were 528,025 West Virginians partially vaccinated as of Sunday.
The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported 18 new COVID-19 cases between Saturday and Sunday in its Sunday night update. That put the county’s totals at 4,078 positive cases and 79 related deaths since the pandemic began.
The Marshall County Health Department had not updated its website with its new numbers as of Sunday evening.
Hancock, Brooke and Marshall counties all were green, the safest category on the DHHR Sunday COVID-19 alert map, while Ohio County was yellow, the second-safest category. Hancock County had an infection rate of 7.93 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 1.93. Brooke County had an infection rate of 8.47 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 1.34.
Ohio County had an infection rate of 21.04 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.59. Marshall County had an infection rate of 10.76 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.25.