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More Than 300,000 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 reached another positive milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination efforts. There are now more than 300,000 people in West Virginia who are fully vaccinated from the virus, according to the Department of Health and Human Resources.

The DHHR website said Sunday morning that 308,348 people have received every dose necessary to protect against COVID-19. That is an estimated 17.2% of the total population.

West Virginia has now received 352,820 second doses and distributed 87.4% of those to state residents.

The state is back above 100% of first doses administered, finding some extra doses at the bottom of some vials. West Virginia has received 476,480 first doses, according to the DHHR, and given out 487,425, or 102.3%. As of Sunday morning, 27.2% of the state population has received at least their first shot.

Ohio County reached 4,000 COVID-19 cases over the weekend, according to the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department’s Sunday night update. The department announced 17 new cases between Saturday and Sunday. There also have been 75 COVID-related deaths in Ohio County since the pandemic began.

The Marshall County Health Department announced six new confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and two new probable cases in its Sunday night update. The department is referring people to the DHHR website for its new totals, which are 2,356 positive cases, 811 probable cases and 72 related deaths.

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

Hancock County had an infection rate of 8.43 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.19. Brooke County had an infection rate of 7.81 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 1.73.

Ohio County had an infection rate of 19.66 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 3.51. Marshall County had an infection rate of 11.70 cases per 100,000 residents and a percent positivity of 2.23.

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