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Governor announces proactive steps because of delta infections

Gov.Jim Justice announces a preparedness study because of increases the delta variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus infections in West Virginia.

Gov. Jim Justice today announced a statewide initiative to study preparedness because of increases in the delta variant infections and whether residents will need a booster shot.

A hundred cases of the more-contagious delta variant have been found in West Virginia, Justice said. The assessment will include a study by a task force on staffing and the status of personal protective equipment in hospitals and long-term care facilities, antibody supplies, available hospital beds and a voluntary evaluation of the antibodies in a person who have received their first vaccination around six months ago, particularly those over 60 years old, to be called Booster Battlefield Assessment, the governor said.

“We need to move on this now,” Justice said.

Read the story in The News and Sentinel on Friday.

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