COVID-19 fatalities drop as more people are vaccinated

Written by on July 7, 2021

 COVID-19 fatalities drop as more people are vaccinated

By Hayden Mitman

July 7, 2021

Photo| Genesis Ortega / WLVR

Recently, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), noted that for the month of June, just over 99% of all COVID-19 deaths were people who were unvaccinated. 

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that nearly half of the United States population is now fully vaccinated. 

In terms of fatalities, the state doesn’t separate the vaccinated from the unvaccinated, but data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health show that fatalities have dropped as more people get the vaccine.

The state data also shows that In Pennsylvania, about 63% of the population has had at least one shot. And in Lehigh County, just over half of all residents have been fully immunized. 

Last month, statewide, COVID fatalities averaged about 10 per day. 

For the entire month of June, Lehigh County only saw three deaths attributed to the coronavirus. 

Last year, twice that many died of the virus on June 2, alone.  

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