West Virginia covid updates
State breaks own record, 4th shot, and Ogden policy
West Virginia breaks its own covid record
From The Hill:
West Virginia broke its record for highest daily COVID-19 cases on Thursday as omicron continues to hit states around the country.
The state’s Department of Health and Human Resources reported 3,345 cases, almost a week after breaking the record last Friday at 2,585 cases.
The positivity rate from states stands at 17.36 percent, and 758 people who tested positive are in the hospital.
Hospitalizations are overwhelmingly from those who are unvaccinated, at 78.1 percent.
Governor wants permission to administer 4th dose
A 4th shot? From the AP’s John Raby:
West Virginia wants CDC permission to administer 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose https://t.co/Sj5weWQLIq— John Raby (@jrabyap) January 6, 2022
From The New York Times' local dashboard:
Ogden requiring masks
I found this earlier while looking for something else. From Ogden Newspaper’s Fort Dodge paper:
Ogden Newspapers, the parent company of The Messenger, announced a policy on Tuesday that requires employees to be masked when indoors regardless of vaccination status.