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Lives Are Still Lost To COVID-19 In W.Va.

A 3D rendering of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spike ball.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Seven West Virginians died in the past week from COVID-19 according to an update from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, bringing the total deaths in the state to 8,163.

There have been 29 new cases of COVID-19 in the state this week. 

West Virginians six months and older are advised to stay up to date on the COVID-19 vaccination. The DHHR is recommending the Omicron shot to people 6 years and older. 

Those 65 years and older and those moderately to severely immunocompromised are also eligible for at least one additional Omicron COVID-19 shot for updated protection.