Mingo goes from orange to gold on the WV COVID map | News


A total of 3,105 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Monday, bringing the state’s total to 484,923 since the start of the pandemic.

Of those cases, 4,665 are active. Twenty-one additional COVID-related deaths have been reported, bringing the cumulative total to 6,183.

As of Monday, 645 West Virginians were hospitalized with the virus with 152 patients in intensive care units and 80 receiving ventilator care. More than 63% of hospitalized people are not vaccinated.

Health officials say those who are not vaccinated still have the highest risk of being hospitalized or dying from the virus. About 52.1% of the state’s eligible residents — 932,896 people — are fully immunized.

Among those who are fully vaccinated, 22.1% received a booster dose of the vaccine. Booster doses are recommended for anyone 16 and older who already received their full series of mRNA vaccines six months ago, or the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine two months ago.

Mingo County has moved from orange county COVID-19 alert map to gold status.

As of 10 a.m. Monday, Mingo County had a positivity rate of 10.01%.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports that Mingo County had 77 active cases of the virus as of Sunday.

Cumulatively, Mingo County has recorded 5,342 cases of COVID-19, with 113 deaths.

Mingo County is the least vaccinated in the state, with only 36.2% of the population, or 8,479 residents, having received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Neighboring Logan County, by comparison, has 62.1% of its population — 19,883 residents — with at least one dose of the vaccine.

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