West Virginia’s world-leading rate of new COVID-19 cases is forcing weary healthcare staffers to make difficult decisions on who gets treated with available intensive-care beds dwindling.
As the delta variant continues to rage in West Virginia, the number of COVID-19 cases rose to a new high Friday, taking the number of hospitalizations with it, state officials said.
The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department will now offer monoclonal antibody treatments at its office in downtown Charleston in an attempt to slow hospital overcrowding in the region.
The latest COVID-19 surge in West Virginia, where active cases hit 28,000 Tuesday, is straining resources needed to respond to Kanawha County’s HIV outbreak and other health crises, officials say.
Preston County’s public school system is closing for about two weeks due to COVID-19, a pause that also extends to sports and other extracurricular activities.
West Virginia education officials now say schools that require masks for all students and employees don’t have to quarantine children or adults who were in close contact with someone with COVID-19.
Over the last year, West Virginia harm reduction activists and organizers have faced hurdle after hurdle as more people suffer fatal overdoses or get sick from injecting drugs, and while the state and localities pass legislation against services that could help them.
The University of Charleston, a private school, announced in June that it would require on-campus students to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Despite criticizing its distribution formula, West Virginia's Attorney General is happy with last-minute progress made ahead of a federal judge's ruling that gave conditional approval to a $10 billion settlement plan submitted by lawsuit-riddled OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma.
Three mothers are suing Cabell County and West Virginia education leaders, plus Gov. Jim Justice, over the state not setting minimum safety requirements regarding COVID-19 in public schools.
Another COVID-19 case surge yielded warnings from Kanawha County health leaders Wednesday as hospital capacity shrinks and active cases and deaths are on the rise without any mandated mitigation efforts in place to slow them.
Despite the state hitting grim milestones in the COVID-19 pandemic, including 32 deaths since Monday and a pandemic record number of West Virginians on ventilators in intensive care units, Gov. Jim Justice continued Wednesday to rule out taking any action to control the spread of the virus, …
A new treatment approved last fall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for spinal muscular atrophy is helping a Charleston man, and he wants others to know about the possibilities.
Nevaeh Summers went into cardiac arrest the day before she was to start her sophomore year at St. Albans High, her mother said.
With more than 500 West Virginians hospitalized with COVID-19 Wednesday, state health officials warned the trend is unsustainable while also announcing no new public health initiatives to mitigate spread of the virus as the delta variant continues to surge.
A national coalition will distribute funding to a handful of West Virginia restaurants that commit to raising wages for servers.
The Kanawha County public school system reported 210 students or employees with active cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, little more than two weeks into the school year.
Dissatisfied with the lack of fresh food choices in his community, Dural Miller wants to give West Side residents more options.