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Unvaccinated people represent 96.2 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Alabama since April 1

Of the 529 COVID-19 deaths in Alabama since April 1, 2021, only 20 people were fully vaccinated, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

That means that 96.2 percent of deaths from COVID-19 in the past nearly three and one-half months in the state have occurred in people who were not fully vaccinated, according to the ADPH.

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said, “COVID-19 vaccines are our best defense in preventing serious disease as well as deaths, and this is especially important as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads. While it is possible to get any strain of the virus, infected people are much less likely to experience complications or hospitalizations if fully vaccinated.”