WV and National Disaster News - September 23, 2021


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WV Daily COVID Update & Stats for September 23, 2021 - There have been 25 deaths reported since yesterday, with a total of 3,492 deaths attributed to COVID-19.  DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 97-year old male from Harrison County, a 69-year old male from Greenbrier County, a 70-year old female from Wood County, a 92-year old female from Taylor County, a 57-year old male from McDowell County, a 68-year old male from Cabell County, a 53-year old male from Nicholas County, a 59-year old male from Marshall County, a 65-year old female from McDowell County, a 75-year old female from Mason County, an 89-year old male from Morgan County, a 62-year old male from Wayne County, a 67-year old male from Cabell County, a 74-year old female from Harrison County, a 59-year old male from Jefferson County, a 79-year old male from Lincoln County, a 57-year old male from Marshall County, a 96-year old female from Monongalia County, a 53-year old male from Pleasants County, a 59-year old male from Taylor County, a 77-year old male from Marshall County, a 63-year old female from Wirt County, a 64-year old female from Mason County, an 86-year old female from Braxton County, and a 90-year old male from Cabell County.


“Today is another difficult day in our fight against COVID-19 and we extend our deepest sympathies to these families,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We must continue to slow the growth of this virus in West Virginia through vaccination and prevention measures.” 



W.Va. hospitalizations from COVID-19 hit record 1,000; Justice urges vaccinations (WCHS-TV)

West Virginia's active COVID case countdown to nearly half of last week's peak (WV News)

West Virginia officials acknowledge vaccination numbers were overcounted (MetroNews-Radio)

WV lowers vaccination rates because some data counted twice (The Associated Press)

West Virginia blames CDC for inflated vaccination figures (The Hill)

Mercer County Board of Health issues mask mandate (WVNS-TV)

Opinions on mask mandate surface at Berkeley BOE meeting (MetroNews-Radio)

No new guidance when it comes to large-crowd gatherings in West Virginia (WCHS-TV)

Local ambulance staff overwhelmed, fatigued, and overworked (WVNS-TV)

Hospital leaders 'thrilled' over governor's 'Save Our Care' initiative (WCHS-TV)

Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs conducts listening tour about American Rescue Plan Act (WBOY-TV)

BASE jumpers not coming to Bridge Day; festival in jeopardy (MetroNews-Radio)

HELP304 crisis help line sees increase in pandemic-related calls (MetroNews-Radio)






The FDA Authorizes Targeted COVID-19 Booster Shots. Here's Who's Eligible (National Public Radio)

Vaccine inequity comes into stark focus during UN gathering (The Associated Press)

Alaska will bring nearly 500 health care workers from the Lower 48 to support strained hospitals (Anchorage Daily News)

“An Unprecedented Event In Modern Medicine”: What Happens When A State Fails To Flatten The COVID Curve (BuzzFeed News)

Extremely Online: The Fight Against COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation (WAMU-Radio)



FEMA Chief Says Go Big on Mitigation Projects (Government Technology)

New tropical depression forms over open Atlantic, is one to watch closely (AccuWeather), also see the Weather Channel 

After Northeast flooding, insurance woes swamp residents (Associated Press)

‘Purest form of hell’: Louisianans are living in tents and cars after losing homes to storms (PBS)

Major flooding on D.C. area roadways as heavy rains hit (The Washington Post)

NASA says ‘boom’ and shaking in Virginia was a fireball (WDBJ-TV)



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