WATCH: Gov. Justice announces increase in vaccination clinics across all 55 counties

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Gov. Justice and state officials provide an update for media on COVID-19 preparedness and response plans. For more information about COVID-19 prevention and more, call the State’s toll-free hotline at 1-800-887-4304 or visit Coronavirus.wv.gov.

Governor Jim Justice opened his first of three COVID-19 briefings this week by reading over the 51 additional West Virginians lost due to COVID-19 since his last briefing this past Thursday. “This is bad, but it really is a whole lot better than where we have been,” Justice said. “Every one of these people are not a statistic, please keep them in your prayers.”

Governor Justice went on to read the coronavirus numbers from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Dashboard. There are currently 115,839 total cases in the Mountain State. The total number of West Virginians to be lost due to the virus stands at 1,899. Active cases continue to decrease, sitting at 24,365 cases.

Recoveries across the state continue to increase as the total number of recoveries has reached 89,575. The daily percent positive sits at 8.43 percent, while the cumulative percent positive has increased to 5.57.

Governor Justice provided an outbreak update with six outbreaks in churches across five counties. Summers County is included in the outbreaks. There are 86 outbreaks in long-term care facilities in WV. Throughout correctional facilities in WV there are currently 261 cases among inmates, with 30 cases in staff members. Of these cases, 207 come from Lakin Correctional Center.

Governor Justice continued to applaud the sustained success of West Virginia’s vaccination process thus far. In vaccination update 166,358 first round doses have been administered across the state. This is 106.4 percent of the first round doses received by the Mountain State. A total of 40,258 West Virginians have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine making them fully vaccinated from the coronavirus.

Gov. Justice announced that as of this morning, West Virginia became the first state to utilize an online and over the phone pre-registration site. “It is great work and a lot of people have put in tons of work to make this happen,” Justice said.

Multiple countywide vaccination clinics will be held throughout the upcoming week. According to Governor Justice, vaccine clinics will be in all 55 of West Virginia’s counties two weeks from now.

Here is a list of the upcoming vaccination clinics across the southeastern WV counties:

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Pocahontas County (FULL: Will utilize existing waitlist.)

1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Pocahontas County High School, 1 Warrior Way, Huntersville, WV 24934. By appointment only.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Wyoming County (FULL: Will utilize existing waitlist.)

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Christina Fellowship Worship Center, 1877 Bear Hole Road, Pineville, WV 24874. By appointment only. 

Pocahontas County (FULL: Will utilize existing waitlist.)

9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Pocahontas County Health Department, 900 10th Avenue, Marlinton, WV 24954. By appointment only.

Greenbrier County (ALL CLINICS FULL: Will utilize existing waitlist.)

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., West Virginia State Fairgrounds, 947 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901. By appointment only.

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Rainelle Medical Center, 176 Medical Center Drive, Rainelle, WV 25962. By appointment only.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Wyoming County (FULL: Will utilize existing waitlist.)

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Christina Fellowship Worship Center, 1877 Bear Hole Road, Pineville, WV 24874. By appointment only. 

Pocahontas County (FULL: Will utilize existing waitlist.)

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pocahontas County Health Department, 900 10th Avenue, Marlinton, WV 24954. By appointment only.

Mercer County (FULL: Will utilize existing waitlist.)

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Princeton Rescue Squad, 701 Stafford Drive, Princeton, WV 24740. By appointment only.

Raleigh County

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Beckley Convention Center, 200 Armory Drive, Beckley, WV 25801. By appointment only; call 304-254-2433.

Before closing his time, Governor Justice pleaded with those West Virginians fortunate enough to have recovered from the virus to donate blood in an attempt to save the life of someone who has the virus. Even with COVID-19 vaccines continuing to be rolled out, Gov. Justice urged all in the state to continue wearing masks and get tested when feeling the slightest symptom.

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