Counties with the lowest hospital bed capacity in West Virginia

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November 20, 2021
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Counties with the lowest hospital bed capacity in West Virginia

The deployment of vaccines beginning in December signaled a turning point in the pandemic. By Feb. 2,more Americans had been vaccinated for COVID-19 than had been infected. But as vaccination rates lagged over the summer, new surges of COVID-19 came. More than 80% of these cases by late July were caused by the Delta variant, which is more contagious than the original virus. This has resulted in growing rates of community transmission and—especially in areas with lower vaccination rates—increasing rates of hospitalization and death.

The United States reached 767,692 COVID-19-related deaths and 47.4 million COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 18, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Currently, 58.9% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated. Epidemiologists say the lower the vaccination rate, the more the virus has the opportunity to continue to evolve and become more dangerous.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the lowest in-patient bed capacity in West Virginia using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Counties are ranked by the percent of in-patient hospital beds filled as of Nov. 17, with ICU availability serving as a tiebreaker. Hospitalization data was available for about 77% of counties in the U.S. Keep reading to see what hospital capacity looks like in your county.

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#38. Webster County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 30.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 62.5% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 79% full in West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 493 (40 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#37. Pocahontas County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 31.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 61.3% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 79% full in West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 279 (23 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#36. Tyler County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 32.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 60.0% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 79% full in West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 116 (10 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#35. Wetzel County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 34.0% (10.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 57.5% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 91.0% (29.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 15.2% more full than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 385 (58 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#34. Taylor County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 36.0% (7.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 55.0% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 0.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 100.0% more availability than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 425 (71 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#33. McDowell County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 37.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 53.8% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 29.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 63.3% more availability than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 250 (44 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#32. Summers County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 39.0% (2.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 51.3% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 79% full in West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 127 (16 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#31. Preston County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 40.0% (11.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 50.0% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 14.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 82.3% more availability than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 482 (161 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#30. Barbour County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 40.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 50.0% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 79% full in West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 560 (92 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#29. Braxton County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 43.0% (12.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 46.3% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 79% full in West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 344 (48 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#28. Roane County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 47.0% (14.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 41.3% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 79% full in West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 460 (63 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#27. Calhoun County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 48.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 40.0% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 79% full in West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 408 (29 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#26. Marshall County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 53.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 33.8% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 87.0% (32.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 10.1% more full than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 292 (89 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#25. Nicholas County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 62.0% (10.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 22.5% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 95.0% (26.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 20.3% more full than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 474 (116 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#24. Mineral County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 62.0% (12.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 22.5% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (36.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 26.6% more full than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 268 (72 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#23. Morgan County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 65.0% (15.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 18.8% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 79% full in West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 235 (42 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#22. Kanawha County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 71.0% (9.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 11.3% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 79.0% (20.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 0.0% more availability than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 235 (419 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#21. Hancock County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 75.0% (3.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 6.3% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 47.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 40.5% more availability than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 194 (56 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#20. Jefferson County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 75.0% (24.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 6.3% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 63.0% (49.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 20.3% more availability than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 261 (149 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#19. Jackson County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 76.0% (14.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 5.0% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 79% full in West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 269 (77 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#18. Lewis County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 77.0% (17.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 3.8% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 76.0% (69.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 3.8% more availability than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 314 (50 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#17. Berkeley County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 80.0% (18.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 0.0% more availability than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 76.0% (42.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 3.8% more availability than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 344 (410 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#16. Harrison County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 81.0% (10.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 1.3% more full than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 67.0% (25.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 15.2% more availability than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 342 (230 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#15. Upshur County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 81.0% (14.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 1.3% more full than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (75.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 26.6% more full than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 467 (113 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#14. Logan County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 81.0% (7.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 1.3% more full than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (17.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 26.6% more full than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 287 (92 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#13. Wood County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 83.0% (13.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 3.7% more full than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 75.0% (31.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 5.1% more availability than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 222 (185 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#12. Mason County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 84.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 5.0% more full than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 91.0% (23.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 15.2% more full than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 200 (53 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#11. Cabell County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 86.0% (7.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 7.5% more full than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 85.0% (16.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 7.6% more full than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 221 (203 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#10. Ohio County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 87.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 8.7% more full than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 60.0% (6.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 24.1% more availability than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 321 (133 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#9. Raleigh County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 87.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 8.7% more full than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 85.0% (16.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 7.6% more full than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 262 (192 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#8. Mercer County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 88.0% (19.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 10.0% more full than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (48.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 26.6% more full than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 345 (203 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#7. Hampshire County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 89.0% (29.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 11.3% more full than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 79% full in West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 427 (99 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#6. Fayette County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 90.0% (3.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 12.5% more full than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 29.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 63.3% more availability than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 337 (143 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#5. Randolph County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 91.0% (15.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 13.8% more full than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 90.0% (57.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 13.9% more full than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 289 (83 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#4. Grant County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 92.0% (32.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 15.0% more full than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (57.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 26.6% more full than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 631 (73 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#3. Monongalia County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 95.0% (11.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 18.8% more full than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 83.0% (29.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 5.1% more full than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 195 (206 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#2. Greenbrier County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 97.0% (19.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 21.3% more full than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: 94.0% (25.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 19.0% more full than West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 199 (69 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available
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#1. Boone County, WV

- Inpatient beds occupied: 97.0% (30.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 21.3% more full than West Virginia overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 79% full in West Virginia overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 364 (78 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: data not available

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