CONNECTICUT – The State Department of Public Health on Friday released data indicating that cases of coronavirus among fully vaccinated residents are rarer than expected. Less than 0.1 percent of fully vaccinated people in Connecticut told DPH they had contracted the virus.
Of the 1,467,189 people who completed their vaccine series, 242 have been confirmed to contract COVID-19. Of these, 109 (45%) had no symptoms of the disease.
The so-called “vaccine breakthrough cases” occur when a person who has completed their vaccine series becomes infected with the COVID-19 virus.
Three deaths occurred among the 242 cases of vaccine breakthrough. All three patients were confirmed to have underlying medical conditions and were in the following age groups: 55 to 64 (1), 65 to 74 (1), and 75 and over (1). Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported a total of 132 vaccine injection deaths.
“The main advantage to remember is that COVID-19 vaccines are very effective, and cases of infection after a person’s complete vaccination are very rare. The best protection against serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 is vaccination, and I highly recommend all eligible. Connecticut residents who have not yet been vaccinated are doing so, ”Acting DPH Commissioner Deidre Gifford said.
In addition to the total number of revolutionary cases, the DPH also announced that of the 242 revolutionary cases, 159 (65.7%) cases involved women, 58 (24%) cases occurred in people living in collective establishments. such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities. and 32 cases (13.2%) were hospitalized.
The news came as Connecticut surpassed the 50% mark for residents aged 16 and older who are now fully vaccinated, according to DPH.