State health officials are reporting state COVID positivity has reached over five-percent. One-thousand-60 new confirmed COVID cases were reported yesterday morning, along with nine new deaths. Doctors are saying the surge in cases are being fueled by new strains that are almost exclusively preying on the unvaccinated. Of all those hospitalized with COVID in the state, 95-percent of those were reported to be unvaccinated. Currently the state reports 79-point-six-percent of all adults in the state have received at least one shot of the vaccine.