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West Virginia no longer reporting daily COVID-19 cases

February 27th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia is no longer providing a daily update on COVID-19 cases. The state Department of Health and Human Resources announced last week that COVID-19 dashboard updates will now occur weekly on Wednesdays, as opposed to daily updates. The decision was in light of the federal public health emergency expiring on May 11. In a press release, DHHR officials said the state was updating its COVID-19 dashboard metrics to better reflect the current response to the pandemic.

West Virginia’s COVID emergency declaration expired Jan. 1. The pandemic is now considered an endemic in the Mountain State.

Republican Gov. Jim Justice is still holding weekly briefings, but they are no longer called pandemic briefings.