West Virginia sets new record for COVID cases

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia is seeing record numbers of coronavirus cases.

According to figures released Monday, nearly 17,000 cases were reported in the Mountain State from Jan. 3 to Jan. 10.
That’s 50 percent higher than the previous record, which was set only one week ago.

Gov. Jim Justice is urging West Virginia residents to get vaccinated, and he is seeking permission from the federal government to allow a fourth dose of COVID vaccines for essential workers and those age 50 and older.

Only half of West Virginia’s population is currently vaccinated.

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