Additionally Friday, Gov. Justice reported that there are now seven active church-related outbreaks in West Virginia, down from eight such outbreaks as of his previous COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday. The active outbreaks are located in Fayette, Grant, Harrison, Kanawha, Nicholas, and Raleigh counties and account for a total of a total of 80 cases, down from 92 such cases on Wednesday.
There remain eight active outbreaks in long-term care facilities across the state.
The Governor also reported that there are now 97 inmate cases across the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DCR) system, up from 73 such cases on Wednesday. The inmate cases include 36 at Southern Regional Jail, 34 at Salem Correctional Center, and 23 at South Central Regional Jail. Meanwhile, there are now nine active staff cases across the DCR system, down from 11 such cases on Wednesday. Gov. Justice announced last week that the state is beginning the process of offering vaccinations to all inmates within the DCR system, age 65 and older, who are interested in receiving the vaccine. To learn more about DCR facility vaccination efforts, or to view the latest DCR case update, click here.