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More Than 500,000 Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 in West Virginia

West Virginia now has more than 500,000 residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

According to the Department of Health and Human Resources website Sunday, there are now 506,965 people in the state who now are fully vaccinated from the virus. That makes up 28.3% of the state’s population.

There also are now 680,678 people in the state who have at least one dose of COVID vaccine, making up 38% of the state’s population.

Three of four counties in the Northern Panhandle were yellow Sunday on the DHHR’s COVID-19 alert map. Hancock, Brooke and Marshall counties all were in the map’s second-safest category. The fourth, Ohio County, was green, the safest category on the map.

Hancock County had an infection rate of 17.85 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.82 on Sunday’s map. Brooke County had an infection rate of 18.23 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.44.

Ohio County had an infection rate of 19.66 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.76. Marshall County had an infection rate of 16.38 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.60.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported 12 new positive COVID-19 cases between Saturday and Sunday in its Sunday night update. That brought the county’s totals to 4,223 cases and 83 related deaths since the pandemic began.

The Marshall County Health Department had not updated its website with its latest numbers as of 10 p.m. Sunday.

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