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October 20, 2021

With Unvaccinated Accounting for 93% of WV COVID-19 Deaths, Dr. Marsh Reinforces Need for Shots

Charleston Gazette-Mail – West Virginia’s COVID-19 death toll reached 4,219 Wednesday, including 2,878 deaths of unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals since vaccines became available, a point state coronavirus czar Dr. Clay Marsh drove home during the state COVID-19 briefing. Read the full article.

Since COVID-19 vaccines became available last December, the virus has killed 3,102 West Virginians, but only 225 of those deaths were breakthrough cases in fully vaccinated individuals, he noted.

“Everybody else had not been vaccinated,” said Marsh, vice president of health sciences at West Virginia University. “This really does reinforce the benefit of full vaccination.”

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