According to a report published Tuesday, August 3, 2021 by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the health department tracked a cumulative 7,737 confirmed COVID-19 infections among fully vaccinated individuals in the state as of Saturday, July 31, 2021 — representing 0.18% of the immunized population. The statistics tracked fully vaccinated residents beginning January 2021.
In a 7-month period there were 100 deaths among fully-vaccinated residents out of 4,291,441 million vaccinated residents. Among the almost 4.3 million fully vaccinated residents since the beginning of full vaccination in January 2021, there were 395 cases that resulted in hospitalization.
There were 1,364 breakthrough cases from July 24 to July 31, 2021, which accounts for a slightly more than 30% of all new coronavirus cases confirmed in the state during that one-week span. In other words among all new coronavirus cases in the last week of July 2021, one-third were among fully vaccinated residents.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 30, 2021 reported that 74% (346/469) of COVID-19 cases that occurred during July 2021, and that were connected to multiple summer events and large public gatherings in a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, occurred in fully vaccinated persons. Fully vaccinated person were defined as those who had completed a 2-dose course of mRNA vaccine [Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna] or had received a single dose of Janssen [Johnson & Johnson] vaccine ≥14 days before exposure. Overall, among vaccinated patients with breakthrough infection, 274 (79% of the 346 fully vaccinated) were symptomatic. Among five COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized, four were fully vaccinated. No deaths were reported.
Medical experts emphasize that the most serious infections are connected to people who have not been vaccinated.
COVID-19 cases in vaccinated people are counted as those who test positive more than 14 days after the final dose of vaccine.
As of July 16th, there were 4,291,441 fully vaccinated people; as of July 31st, there were 7,737 cases from among those vaccinated people, and 395 of those 7,737 cases resulted in hospitalization and 100 cases resulted in death based on information reported to date by the Department of Public Health.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health previously released data on breakthrough infections in response to records requests, and on Tuesday it published those figures for the first time as part of the vaccination report it releases every weekday.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said it plans to continue including updated breakthrough numbers in weekly Tuesday vaccination reports.
SOURCE from Massachusetts DPH …
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