Additionally Wednesday, Gov. Justice reported that there are now eight active church-related outbreaks in West Virginia, up from seven such outbreaks as of his previous COVID-19 briefing on Monday. The active outbreaks are located in Fayette, Grant, Harrison, Kanawha, Nicholas, and Raleigh counties and account for a total of a total of 92 cases, up from 88 such cases on Monday.
There remain eight active outbreaks in long-term care facilities across the state.
The Governor also reported that there are now 73 inmate cases across the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DCR) system, up from 52 such cases on Monday. The inmate cases include 24 at Southern Regional Jail, 23 at Salem Correctional Center, and 23 at South Central Regional Jail. Meanwhile, there are now 11 active staff cases across the DCR system, up slightly from 10 such cases on Monday. 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.