The Register-Star published a story this morning about the spiking COVID numbers and the most recent deaths from the virus: "County reports two more COVID deaths." The two deaths cited in the headline are the ones reported yesterday and on Tuesday.
In the article, it is noted that, so far in the month of December, there have been eight deaths from COVID-19. The two deaths reported most recently were a woman in her 50s and a woman in her 70s. The woman in her 50s had comorbidities; both women were unvaccinated.
The article makes the point that of the 115 people in Columbia County who have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began nearly two years ago, only three had been vaccinated, and those three suffered comorbidities. Of course, for the first year of the pandemic, during which 89 county residents died, very few people were vaccinated. For nine months of that year, the vaccines didn't exist, and for the remainder of the year, they were very hard to get.