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West Virginia Passes 175,000 First Doses, 50,000 Full COVID-19 Vaccines

The state of West Virginia passed some major milestones in COVID-19 vaccinations Thursday.

According to the Department of Health and Human Resources, the state has eclipsed the marks of 175,000 first doses and 50,000 full vaccinations. Since the state started administering vaccines, it has given out 175,317 first doses and 51,741 second doses.

West Virginia has received 179,900 first doses and 98,500 second doses so far, meaning the state has administered 97.5 percent of the first doses it has received and 52.5 of the second doses.

Residents of Ohio, Marshall, Tyler and Wetzel counties age 65 and older who were able to register will get their opportunity to get vaccinated today at the Marshall County Fairgrounds’ Chevron Building.

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced 21 new positive COVID-19 cases in its Thursday night report. That put the county’s totals at 3,510 positive cases and 62 deaths since the pandemic began.

The Marshall County Health Department announced 22 new confirmed positive cases and 11 new probable cases in its Thursday night report. That puts that county’s totals at 2,162 confirmed cases, 564 probable cases, five hospitalizations and 58 associated deaths.

Hancock and Marshall counties were red while Brooke and Ohio counties were orange on Thursday’s DHHR COVID-19 alert map. Hancock County had an infection rate of 41.65 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 8.23. Brooke County had an infection rate of 41.67 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 6.65.

Ohio County had an infection rate of 49.68 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 6.56. Marshall County had an infection rate of 53.81 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 8.89.

The Belmont County Health Department reported 4,884 cases of COVID-19 in Belmont County since the onset of the virus, and there are 807 people isolated at home with active cases and 48 hospitalized. There have been 3,939 recoveries, and 90 county residents have died after contracting the virus.

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