The Texas Tribune reports:
Of the 8,787 people who have died in Texas due to COVID-19 since early February, 43 were fully vaccinated, the Texas Department of State Health Services said.
That means 99.5% of people who died due to COVID-19 in Texas from Feb. 8 to July 14 were unvaccinated, while 0.5% were the result of “breakthrough infections,” which DSHS defines as a person who contracted the virus two weeks after being fully vaccinated.
The agency did not release details about the 43 deaths and noted that these are preliminary numbers, which could change because each case must be confirmed through public health investigations.
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NEW: Texas has seen nearly 9,000 COVID-19 deaths since February.
All but 43 were unvaccinated people.
That means 99.5% of people who died due to COVID-19 in Texas from Feb. 8 to July 14 were unvaccinated. https://t.co/Vg31z7n7K0
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) July 21, 2021
— KWTX News 10 (@kwtx) July 21, 2021
NO MASK MANDATE: Governor Greg Abbott says he will not impose a new mask requirement, even though COVID-19 cases are spreading throughout Texas. https://t.co/r1lE73p1nJ
— KENS 5 (@KENS5) July 21, 2021
Texas Gov. Abbott issued an order suspending part of the Texas health code so that “no governmental entity can compel any individual to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.” https://t.co/nGoT8wXZyC
— LungMD68 (@Md68Lung) July 14, 2021
This is a civil rights and individual liberty issue: There should be no federally mandated vaccine passport. pic.twitter.com/lOsXdj6Nwf
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 28, 2021