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Justice Concerned with Cooler Temperatures as Delta Surge Tapering Off

October 12th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

On the day that West Virginia, lagging the nation, finally hit the 50% plateau of all residents vaccinated, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice reported the 82 new COVID deaths and 28 reconciliation deaths since his last report Thursday. The state now has 3,976 deaths and, if the seven-day average of 12 deaths per day holds, will reach 4,000 during Justice's next pandemic briefing Wednesday. Justice made it clear that he considers vaccination the state's only legitimate means for fighting COVID in the face of the contagious and more serious Delta variant of the virus. While the governor said it appears as though the latest  COVID surge is ending- at the same time he is concerned with what cooler temperatures will mean…