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80 fully vaccinated Mass. residents and 27 Tennessee residents die from COVID-19

BOSTON – Eighty fully vaccinated Massachusetts residents have died from COVID-19, reported Channel 7 Boston news station.

As of July 17, 716 more fully vaccinated residents had tested positive for COVID-19. Fifty-seven fully vaccinated residents were hospitalized and died from COVD and 23 vaccinated people died without going to the hospital.

Fox News reported on July 23 that 27 fully vaccinated people have died in Tennessee. These are among the state’s more than 1,000 “breakthrough” cases, meaning cases where  fully vaccinated people got COVID.

The CDC defines breakthrough cases are defined as “any presumed infection by SARS-CoV-2 (that is, any positive coronavirus test) if it’s detected more than two weeks after someone receives the final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. But infections can come with or without symptoms, making the term imprecise.”

Previously known as the “Indian variant” and first discovered in India, the Delta variant is also known as B.1.617.2.

Newsweek reported that a  33-year-old  fully vaccinated woman  has died from the virus in a rare “breakthrough” case. Angelle Mosley, from New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday after falling ill on Thursday.

The CDC said fully vaccinated people are “much less likely” to be infected with COVID-19, but that a “small percentage of people” will still contract the virus.

In California, a doctor reported to Katy Grimes of the California Globe that hospitals are being instructed not to test those the fully vaccinated for COVID-19 when they’re admitted, which will change the numbers.