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Coronavirus Update: West Virginia has 118,562 positive cases, 1,983 deaths, 51,741 people fully vaccinated

Free testing sites listed; Harvard Global Health COVID Map included

WV Press Report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here are the totals from the West Virginia Health and Human Resources website as of 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28.

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West Virginia Cases

Total Positive Cases – 118,562

Current Active Cases – 23,140

Total Lab Results reported – 1,882,860

Cumulative positive test percentage – 5.60

Daily Percent Positive – 4.82

Total Deaths – 1,983

People fully vaccinated: 51,741

After 15,625 more tests, the number of new positive cases is up 787 cases from the 117,775 cases reported at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27.

To see charts on active cases, recovered cases, hospitalization, county breakdowns and other data, visit

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is the official reporting agency for COVID-19, which in turn provides official case numbers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Medical providers and laboratories are required to report positive test results to DHHR. The data in the daily reports include all known positive cases but underreports the total number of individuals tested as not all laboratories are able to electronically submit negative test results.

Please visit the dashboard located at for more information.

Free COVID-19 testing is available daily to all West Virginia residents.  Please visit to view the testing site map and location list.

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