WV health officials report one red county on County Alert System


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — For the first time since February, West Virginia health officials have reported a county in the red on the County Alert System map. 

WV County Alert System Map for March 13, 2021. (Photo Courtesy: WV DHHR)

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says Webster County moved into red from gold overnight on the map. The last time a red county was reported was on Feb. 13, when Hampshire County was in red. 

Other changes on the map include: 

  • Mingo County moved from gold to orange. 
  • Wayne County moved from green to yellow. 
  • Marion and Wirt moved from yellow to green. 

There is one red county, seven orange counties, four gold counties, eight yellow counties and 35 green counties. 

WV COVID-19 data as of March 13, 2021, (Photo Courtesy: WV DHHR)

DHHR officials also confirm eight new deaths, including the deaths of an 81-year-old female from Marion County, a 58-year-old male from Marion County, a 75-year-old female from Putnam County, a 94-year-old female from Marion County, a 54-year-old male from Berkeley County, a 79-year-old female from Ohio County, an 87-year-old female from Marshall County, and a 93-year-old male from Hancock County.

West Virginia has reported 2,519 deaths since the pandemic began. 

Health officials report 307 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the newest total to 135,149. Of these cases, 5,157 cases are currently active. 151 West Virginians are in the hospital due to COVID-19, with 50 patients in the ICU and 23 on ventilators.

The state has received a total of 2,289,234 confirmatory lab results for COVID-19 with a current positivity rate of 3.38% and a cumulative rate of 5.33%. 

127,473 West Virginians have recovered from the virus.

Health officials say 242,041 West Virginians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and a total of 385,654 people across the state have received their first dose. West Virginians can now pre-register for the vaccine at vaccinate.wv.gov.

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