The first diagnosed case of the COVID-19 Delta variant has been reported in Nueces County.
In a news release sent Friday night, officials state the patient is a woman in her 30s who works in healthcare, and is fully recovered.
The diagnosis was confirmed by the Mayo Clinic Laboratories.
The woman was infected in June despite being fully vaccinated. Her family members, who were not vaccinated, also caught the strain. The release states that they have recovered as well.
Health and local officials continue to encourage vaccination despite 'breakthrough' cases such as this one, saying that early evidence shows vaccines are highly effective in reducing the severity of the variant.
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