CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Gov. Justice announced that West Virginia has become the first state in the nation to complete its second round of COVID-19 vaccinations at all nursing homes and assisted living facilities statewide.
To-date, 17,763 residents and 19,836 staff members at each of West Virginia’s 214 long-term care facilities have chosen to be vaccinated.
“We know the percentage was overwhelming on the number that took it, and we’re already starting to see some positive impacts,” Gov. Justice said. “The number of infections in our nursing homes and assisted living facilities have really decreased, we are down to 55 active outbreaks in our nursing homes and 18 active outbreaks in assisted living facilities, and we have cut the number of active outbreaks in nursing homes by 50 percent since the beginning of January – just in 29 days.
“It’s great work,” Gov. Justice continued. “A lot of people are really pulling the rope here.”