It doesn’t say they were vaccinated, but if you read through the lines they were. It doesn’t mention them being unvaccinated which is the first tell, and then mentions breakthough cases in the last paragraph!
Mon, August 30, 2021, 11:27 AM
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is mourning the death of two employees.
Both Gwen Morris, 50, and Blaine Newman, 60, died of COVID-19, according to the sheriff’s department.
Morris’ death was reported on Aug. 27, and Newman died the following day, the sheriff’s department said.
“Everyone in the department is grieving after the loss of two co-workers to COVID in two days,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said in a statement. “We’re thankful for the condolences, prayers and support we continue to receive from the community as we mourn our colleagues.”
Gwen Morris, who worked in the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s finance division, died of COVID-19.
Morris worked in the finance department for the sheriff. The Lexington High School graduate had worked for the sheriff’s department since 2016, after previously working for Lexington School District One, according to her obituary.
Morris will be buried on Tuesday at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church following a 2 p.m. funeral service at the church.
“Please join us in praying for her family, and those who worked with Gwen, during this difficult time,” the sheriff’s department said.
Lexington County Reserve Deputy Blaine Newman died of COVID-19, according to the sheriff’s department.
Newman had worked for the sheriff’s department since 2010, most recently as a reserve deputy where he volunteered many hours to serve his community.
“We will care for his family as they face tough days ahead,” the sheriff’s department said.
Newman’s funeral arrangements were not available.
The U.S. is experiencing another wave of COVID-19 cases because of the highly contagious delta variant.
South Carolina has reported more than 730,000 (confirmed and probable) cases of the coronavirus and 10,562 deaths since the start of the pandemic. With 47% of the state’s population fully vaccinated, health officials are urging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine to help limit the spread of the virus and to protect themselves.
Lexington Medical Center reported 12 COVID deaths from Aug. 27-29.
As of Aug. 27, there have been 503 breakthrough cases that led to hospitalizations in South Carolina, and 0.0058% of fully vaccinated people died of COVID-19, according to DHEC.