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Homewood loses 2 more residents to COVID-19 but Delta surge reaches plateau

The surge of COVID-19 cases fueled by the highly transmissable Delta variant may have reached a plateau, locally and statewide, although Homewood lost two more residents to the disease since Sept. 3.

One, Cherie Garza, a former Homewood District 153 teacher, died on Sept. 13, four days after her 40th birthday.

Garza's illness received some media attention because she was unvaccinated, and her family hoped her situation would motivate others to get one of vaccines available, each of which has proven effective at reducing the chance of infection and preventing serious illness and death in those who subsequently . . .

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