Public Health

New W.Va. Public Health Officer Appointed

Dr. Matthew Christiansen, the current director of the Department of Health and Human Resources Office of Drug Control Policy, has been named the new Public Health Officer.

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Health Officials Warn Of Rising Hospitalization Numbers

During a press briefing Wednesday morning, Gov. Jim Justice read out 11 additional COVID-19 deaths in the state, bringing the state’s total to 7,649.

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State Still Tracking COVID-19, Despite Reduced Testing

On June 2, Gov. Jim Justice announced that West Virginia would significantly scale back COVID-19 community testing programs. This led to concerns both in the general public and in the medical community that the next wave of COVID-19 cases would catch the state by surprise. But even with the rise of the highly infectious BA.5 variant, that hasn’t been the case.

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