WV and National Disaster News - July 23, 2021


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WV Daily COVID Update & Stats for July 23, 2021 (WV DHHR) - DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 84-year old male from Grant County and an 80-year old male from Cabell County.  These two deaths reported on today’s dashboard are a result of the Bureau for Public Health’s continuing data reconciliation with the official death certificate.


“As we send sympathies to these families, I urge everyone in West Virginia to do their part to reduce the spread of this virus and prevent further loss of life,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “Please schedule your COVID-19 vaccine today.”




West Virginia sees a spike in overall COVID-19 numbers and Delta variants (WOWK-TV)

Justice concerned about COVID impact as schools prepare to reopen (The Bluefield Daily Telegraph)

One COVID-19-related death, nine new cases reported in Kanawha (WCHS-TV)

Harrison County, West Virginia, BOE discusses plan for American Rescue Plan funding (The Exponent Telegram)

West Virginia's Fairmont State University to provide supplemental COVID-19 financial aid to students (The Exponent Telegram)

Fairmont Nurse Becomes Latest ‘Babydog’ Vaccine Sweepstakes Millionaire (West Virginia Public Broadcasting-Radio)

Ohio River Sweep being held in smaller groups due to COVID (The Associated Press)

OPINION: Delta Variant Triggers Increased Emphasis on Vaccinations (MetroNews-Radio)

Logan County grocery store reopens for the first time in more than a year - after the pandemic and recent flooding. (WCHS-TV)

Capito, Manchin announce $9.6 million in DHS preparedness grants for West Virginia (Office of Shelley Moore Capito)







'I'm sorry, but it's too late' - unvaccinated patients beg for shot; new infections nearly triple in two weeks: COVID news (USA Today)

Vaccinations rise in some states with soaring infections (The Associated Press)

'Ambulance strike teams' headed to Springfield, Mo., to assist hospitals (St. Louis Dispatch - MO) Also see:  Kansas City Star (MO)

US health secretary implores the unvaccinated to get shots (Associated Press)



Killer Heat Waves Warrant FEMA Action Under New Authority (Bloomberg Law)

Western Wildfires: Crews Make Progress on Huge Oregon Blaze (USN&WR)

Newsom signs bill to bolster climate change response (ABC News)

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