Joe Pucci is still being treated in the ICU.

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.

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According to the Beaver County Times, 73-year-old Joe Pucci was hospitalized on his birthday a few weeks ago with COVID-19 symptoms.

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He was sent to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center and is still there.

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Scientists say the Delta variant is 50% more transmissible than the dominant variant of COVID-19.