CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – On Wednesday, Gov. Justice reported that there are now 9,703 active cases statewide; down by 858 cases since the Governor’s previous briefing on Monday and the first briefing day under 10,000 active cases since Aug. 20.
The active case count is down by 20,041 cases since peaking less than a month ago, dropping by more than two-thirds (67.4%) in that timeframe.
Meanwhile the seven-day rolling average of cases has dropped by nearly half over the same timeframe.
The state also continues to see a steady downward trend in the number of severe COVID cases.
The number of hospitalizations, patients in ICUs, and patients on ventilators have all dropped between 10.3% and 19.3% since peaking in the final week of September.
The number of hospitalizations is now 823; down by 75 over the past week. Since peaking at 1,012, hospitalizations have dropped by 189 (18.7%).
The number of patients in ICUs is now 239; down by 21 over the past week. Since peaking at 296, the number of patients in ICUs has dropped by 57 (19.3%).
The number of patients on ventilators is now 175; down by three over the past week. Since peaking at 195, the number of patients on ventilators has dropped by 20 (10.3%).
The County Alert System map is also showing modest improvement, with 18 red counties, 23 orange counties, six gold counties, six yellow counties, and two green counties.