CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WV News) – A COVID-19 outbreak at a Harrison County nursing home is declining, with the majority of cases now recovering, according to a county public health official.
Harrison-Clarksburg Department of Health executive director Chad Bundy said more than three-quarters of the more than 60 residents and staff affected by the outbreak have recovered.
“We are on our way to recuperate there, so we’re excited about it,” he said. “We continue to work with the state. You called the facility and we are working together to make sure everything is still in place for the best possible results and it seems like we are headed in that direction. “
The doors of the Harrison-Clarksburg Department of Health are now open to walk-ins, according to Bundy. Anyone who cannot be served immediately can now make an appointment on site, he said.
“Before you had to call and make an appointment. Now you can come in and make an appointment. We serve a lot of customers that way, ”he said. “All of our services – we all performed during the pandemic – are now back to normal times and we can plan and see more people.”
Other COVID-19 news reported Tuesday by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources:
– The number of citizens hospitalized for the illness continues to decline. There were 144 on Tuesday.
That’s a decrease from 173 reported on Friday, the latest previous update from DHHR.
The number of patients treated in intensive care units and on ventilators has remained largely the same, although both have still declined significantly compared to the last few weeks.
On Tuesday, the number in the intensive care units was 57 while the number on the ventilators was 20.
– The number of active cases by the state continues to decline. On Tuesday it was 3,431.
The number is the lowest since mid-September.
According to seven-day data from the DHHR, 809 new cases of the disease were identified in the state in the seven-day period ended Monday.
– On the County Alert System, Boone County has moved into Orange Tuesday. It is the only district in the second highest warning level, without districts marked in red – the highest.
There are three counties in gold and eight in yellow. A total of 43 counties – nearly 80% of the state’s counties – are green.
– According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed on the DHHR dashboard, the state is still on track to meet its vaccination goals – 65% of the eligible population and 85% of the population 65 and over.
As of Tuesday, 933,759 residents had received at least one dose of vaccine, which is 59.9% of the eligible population. A total of 310,421 residents 65 and older had received at least one dose, 84.6% of this group.
As of Tuesday, 755,676 people had been fully vaccinated.
– The agency reported a single new death related to COVID-19 on Tuesday to a 62-year-old woman from Randolph County.
– The daily percentage of positive tests in West Virginia was 2.79%. The cumulative positive test percentage was 5.06%.
– As of Tuesday, 2,955,954 confirmed laboratory results for COVID-19 had been received, with a total of 162,636 cases and 2,822 deaths.
CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (1,507), Berkeley (12,757), Boone (2,168), Braxton (991), Brooke (2,240), Cabell (8,829), Calhoun (372), Clay (540), Doddridge (630), Fayette (3,529), Gilmer (875), Grant (1,301), Greenbrier (2,872), Hampshire (1,912), Hancock (2,837), Hardy (1,563), Harrison (6,091), Jackson (2,220), Jefferson (4,763), Kanawha (15,399), Lewis (1,273), Lincoln (1,567), Logan (3,249), Marion (4,604), Marshall (3,528), Mason (2,040), McDowell (1,609), Mercer (5,087), Mineral (2,966), Mingo (2,712), Monongalia (9,371), Monroe (1,191), Morgan (1,222), Nicholas (1,874), Ohio (4,299), Pendleton (722), Pleasants (959), Pocahontas (680), Preston (2,941), Putnam (5,301), Raleigh (6,996), Randolph (2,812), Ritchie (754), Roane (654), Summers (854), Taylor (1,259), Tucker (545), Tyler (739), Upshur (1,947), Wayne (3.173), Webster (537), Wetzel (1.378), Wirt (453), Wood (7.912), Wyoming (2.032).