UPDATE | Recent COVID deaths were unvaccinated residents

Posted 9/8/21

Two more residents in Jefferson County have died from COVID-19, according to county health officials.

Six residents have perished from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic in Jefferson …

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UPDATE | Recent COVID deaths were unvaccinated residents

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Two more residents in Jefferson County have died from COVID-19, according to county health officials.

Six residents have perished from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic in Jefferson County.

One of those who died was a Jefferson County man in his 60s.

“He did have underlying chronic medical conditions and was unvaccinated,” said Jefferson County Public Health Officer Allison Berry.

The other was a woman in her 50s, also unvaccinated and with underlying medical conditions, Berry said.

“These two are very clearly COVID deaths,” she added. “They died of respiratory failure.”

Jefferson County health officials also reported a total of 749 COVID-19 cases Friday, up from 688 the week before.

A total of 77 residents were still in isolation Friday.

A total of 119 test results were still pending going into the weekend, according to Jefferson County Public Health.

There have been 29,900 tests for COVID-19 in Jefferson County since the start of the pandemic, and 29,032 have resulted in negative results.

In Jefferson County, 561 people have recovered from COVID-19 and 50 people have been hospitalized for the disease. (People are considered “recovered” at 28 days from the onset of symptoms if they are alive and not hospitalized, according to the state Department of Health.)

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