The Pennsylvania Division of Well being launched new COVID-19 information on Tuesday about breakthrough circumstances, that are cases when individuals have been vaccinated however nonetheless contract the virus.
“With almost seven million Pennsylvanians absolutely vaccinated, the information makes it clear: the vaccines are secure and efficient at stopping extreme sickness from COVID-19,” performing Secretary of Well being Alison Beam mentioned at a information convention at Lancaster Normal Hospital.
“The overwhelming majority of the COVID-19 associated circumstances, hospitalizations and deaths in Pennsylvania occurred in individuals who weren’t vaccinated,” Beam mentioned. “In reality, the information exhibits that in comparison with unvaccinated individuals, absolutely vaccinated Pennsylvanians are seven instances much less more likely to get COVID-19, and eight instances much less more likely to die from COVID-19.”
DOH information on breakthrough infections (as of Jan. 2021)
- 97 % of COVID-19-related deaths have been in unvaccinated or not absolutely vaccinated individuals. Amongst a complete of 6,472 COVID-19-related deaths recognized in Pennsylvania in 2021, the newest information exhibits 213, or 3 %, post-vaccination deaths recognized. Cumulative dying incidence among the many unvaccinated and never absolutely vaccinated was 7.9 instances as excessive because the dying incidence among the many absolutely vaccinated.
- 95 % of reported hospitalizations with COVID-19 as the first prognosis/reason behind admission have been in unvaccinated or not absolutely vaccinated individuals. Amongst a complete of 34,468 hospitalizations with COVID-19 as the first prognosis/reason behind admission reported in Pennsylvania, 1,820, or 5.2 %, have been reported to have occurred in absolutely vaccinated individuals. These figures account for information from 55 % of all hospitals and 69 % of acute care hospitals in Pennsylvania, representing roughly 80 % of acute care beds within the state.
- 94 % of reported COVID-19 circumstances have been in unvaccinated or not absolutely vaccinated individuals. Amongst a complete of 639,729 constructive circumstances, there have been 35,389, or 6 %, recognized post-vaccination circumstances. Cumulative case incidence among the many unvaccinated and never absolutely vaccinated was 7.1 instances as excessive because the case incidence among the many absolutely vaccinated.
“That implies that 97 % of deaths reported by means of the start of September have been in unvaccinated or not fully-vaccinated individuals,” Beam mentioned. “I actually hope that this information encourages everybody who has not but been vaccinated to talk to their physician about getting the vaccine as quickly as potential to guard themselves and folks round them.”
The Pennsylvania Division of Well being is now posting post-vaccination information on-line right here.
What’s a post-vaccination COVID case?
The DOH defines post-vaccination circumstances as people who’re absolutely vaccinated and have become a confirmed or possible case of COVID-19 (i.e. had a constructive PCR or antigen take a look at for the SARS-CoV-2 virus) greater than 14 days after they accomplished their full one-dose or two-dose COVID-19 vaccination sequence. They’re additionally known as vaccine breakthrough circumstances.
COVID circumstances, hospitalizations growing in Pa.
State officers say extra individuals are getting hospitalized from COVID-19 than beforehand. The pattern over the previous two weeks goes up.
At the moment, it isn’t clear how lots of the case numbers are from vaccinated individuals. Nonetheless, the CDC says in the event you’re vaccinated, your possibilities of getting hospitalized are very low.
In Pennsylvania, 67% of adults are absolutely vaccinated. About 83% are partially vaccinated.
To discover a vaccine clinic close to you, you’ll be able to go to vaccines.gov.