- Another fully vaccinated congressional staffer has tested positive for COVID
- The staffer works for Democratic Rep. Kai Kahele of Hawaii
- Staffers are getting concerned about rising cases
- More staff and lawmakers in Capitol are wearing face masks
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Tennessee Department of Health reports 27 fully vaccinated people have died from COVID-19.
These are among the state’s more than 1,000 “breakthrough” cases. These are cases in which fully vaccinated people have contracted the virus.
Data is sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. TDH Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey said Friday more than two dozen deaths since May 1 and 195 hospitalizations among breakthrough cases. Including dates before May 1, there have been more than 1,000 breakthrough COVID-19 cases, the state reported.