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West Virginia COVID-19 Weekly Update

May 5th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

 The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of May 3, 2023, there have been eight deaths reported since last week’s dashboard update, with a total of 8,117 deaths attributed to COVID-19. 

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 74-year old male from Raleigh County, an 89-year old female from Randolph County, a 59-year old male from Kanawha County, an 82-year old male from Cabell County, an 80-year old female from Kanawha County, a 57-year old male from Kanawha County, an 83-year old female from Monroe County, and a 72-year old female from Berkeley County. 

West Virginians ages 6 months and older are recommended to stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccination. At this time, to stay up-to-date, one Omicron (bivalent) COVID-19 shot is recommended for most people ages 6 years and older. Those ages 6 months through 5 years of age have more specific recommendations. Those ages 65 years and older and those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are also eligible for at least one additional Omicron COVID-19 shot for updated protection. 

Visit the WV COVID-19 Vaccination Due Date Calculator, a free, online tool that helps individuals figure out when they may be due for a COVID-19 shot, making it easier to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccination. 

To learn more about COVID-19, or to find a vaccine, visit,, or call 1-833-734-0965.