By: KDKA-TV News Staff
AMBRIDGE, Pa. (KDKA) — A local man was diagnosed with the Delta variant of COVID-19, and, according to his wife, he was fully vaccinated against the virus.READ MORE: Police Investigating Deadly Late Night Shooting In Homewood
According to the Beaver County Times, 73-year-old Joe Pucci was hospitalized on his birthday a few weeks ago with COVID-19 symptoms.READ MORE: Woman Dies After Being Shot In Homewood Early On Monday Morning
He was sent to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center and is still there.MORE NEWS: PROSPR Now: Pine Richland Volunteer Parent Group Calls District's Response To Sexual Assault Allegations Into Question
Scientists say the Delta variant is 50% more transmissible than the dominant variant of COVID-19.