TX Reports 8744 Unvaxxed COVID Deaths Since Feb.

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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