CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Active coronavirus cases in West Virginia continue to resurge at an alarming rate as public school students in some counties returned Monday for the start of fall classes.
State health figures show the number of active cases statewide has reached at least 4,010, a startling jump since bottoming out at 882 cases on July 9.READ MORE: Handling Hypothermia And Children: Tips From One Pediatrician On Keeping Kids Warm
Gov. Jim Justice has said he won’t consider reinstating an indoor mask mandate.
Instead, he continues to push for more people to get vaccines.READ MORE: Springdale Man Accused Of Stealing Debit Card From Man’s Wheelchair
About 57% of state residents ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated.
Classes began Monday in Kanawha County. Many other counties don’t return until later this month.MORE NEWS: Police, Auto Mechanic Rescue Cat Stuck In Car
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