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Active COVID Cases in WV Could Drop Below 1,000 this Week; More Delta Variant Cases Emerging

July 8th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Active cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia are nearly below 1,000 for the first time since July of last year. The state Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 1,026 on Thursday, a slight drop from 1,055 on Wednesday. It’s the lowest active coronavirus case total in the Mountain State since July 11, 2020. 

During his Thursday press briefing, Governor Justice said the state health department has confirmed 15 cases of the delta variant of COVID-19 in six counties. The variant is believed to be twice as contagious as the original virus.