CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says there’s no plans for a mask mandate as the state sees an increasing number of coronavirus cases.
The delta variant is now present in 29 counties, Justice told news outlets Monday during a briefing. The total number of active cases had dipped below 1,000 not long ago, but are now at 2,480 and hospitalizations have risen to 152, he said.READ MORE: Clifford's Three Touchdown Passes Not Enough For Penn State, Losing 30-27 To Michigan State
Virus outbreaks have been reported at five long-term care facilities and at 10 churches, Justice said.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's Elf Hunt Offers Big Prizes For Shoppers
The state will hold its final vaccine incentive drawing this week and winners will be announced on Thursday.MORE NEWS: Najee Harris Spends Thanksgiving With Head Coach Mike Tomlin
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