COVID-19 UPDATE: Although numbers “look significantly better,” Gov. Justice again urges West Virginians to get vaccinated and boosted

3/7/2022

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CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice and members of the West Virginia COVID-19 pandemic response leadership team held another news briefing today to update the public on the state’s latest pandemic response and vaccine distribution efforts.
CASE NUMBERS & VACCINE/BOOSTER INFO
On Monday, Gov. Justice reported that there are now just 1,909 active cases of COVID-19 statewide; the first daily active case total under 2,000 since July 28, 2021. Total active cases have decreased by more than 91% over the past six weeks.

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“We’re continuing to watch and all of our numbers and maps look significantly better,” Gov. Justice said.
Since nearing peak capacity in early February, COVID-related hospitalizations in West Virginia are down 63%, ICU patients are down 58%, and patients on ventilators are down 63%.

An updated breakdown of the West Virginia County Alert Map is as follows:
Red (0) | Orange (1) Gold (1) | Yellow (8) | Green (45)
Still, after reading the ages and locations of another 12 individuals who have passed away from COVID-19 since Friday last week, Gov. Justice continued to urge West Virginians to get vaccinated and boosted.

“The most important thing I can tell you is to get vaccinated and get your booster shot,” Gov. Justice said. “These vaccines have been tremendously effective and they have been a blessing from God above.

“If you haven’t gotten vaccinated, you probably should think really hard about doing that because, as sure as I know my name, there’s a likelihood that this is not over,” Gov. Justice continued. “We’re very happy that summer is on the way, bringing sunshine and better temperatures. But, nevertheless, we all need to try to be as smart and as safe as we possibly can.”

Initial series vaccinations are available for free for all West Virginians ages 5 and older and booster shots are authorized and encouraged for all West Virginians ages 12 and older. Read more about vaccines and boosters at Vaccinate.wv.gov and at CDC.gov.
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