More than 3,700 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts tested positive for the coronavirus last week, a daily average of about 534 people as the rate of breakthrough infections dropped for the second straight week.
The count of 3,741 breakthrough situations was down from 4,378 breakthrough infections in the prior week. The week before that was 4,568 situations.
Breakthrough situations in Massachusetts have been making up about 35% of the state’s overall situations amid the more highly contagious delta variant. People who are unvaccinated are at a higher risk for infection and a harsh case.
Overall, 40,464 fully vaxxed people have tested positive for the virus, according to new data from the state Department of Public Health on Tuesday. That’s 0.87% of the more than 4.6 million fully vaxxed people in Massachusetts.
The more than 40,000 overall situations is a jump of 3,741 breakthrough infections from last week — or a daily average of 534 fully vaccinated people testing positive.
Last Tuesday’s report showed an increase of 4,378 breakthrough situations, a daily rate of 625 fully vaxxed people testing positive.
The week before that was a rise of 4,568 breakthrough situations, a daily average of 653 fully vaxxed people testing positive.
Breakthrough hospitalizations explain about 31% of current COVID-19 hospitalizations. Those who are unvaccinated are at a much higher risk for a harsh case and hospitalization.
There have been 1,280 hospitalizations among fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts, which represents 0.03% of those who are fully vaxxed.
The 1,280 total patients is a one-week increase of 125 fully vaxxed patients. That’s down from the past weekly increase of 154 fully vaxxed patients, and the week before that was 178 fully vaxxed patients.
The state has reported 300 breakthrough deaths, or 0.006% of those who are fully vaxxed. That’s a one-week increase of 46 deaths. That’s up from the past weekly increase of 37 deaths, and the week before that was 23 deaths.
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