A look at COVID-19 cases, deaths among fully-vaccinated Virginians

The Virginia Department of Health's new data state less than .6% of the commonwealth's new...
The Virginia Department of Health's new data state less than .6% of the commonwealth's new COVID-19 cases were among fully vaccinated people.(Mercy Hospital)
Published: Jul. 11, 2021 at 9:47 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 12, 2021 at 6:08 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - More than 1,100 fully-vaccinated Virginians have contracted COVID-19 since January, but according to the Virginia Department of Health, that accounts for less than .6% of new coronavirus cases.

VDH started tracking breakthrough cases, or cases among fully-vaccinated people, on Friday. There have been 1,157 breakthrough cases so far, per the new data.

Eighty-one of those people were hospitalized, and 18 of those people died due to the virus.

However, breakthrough cases account for a small percentage of the state’s virus counts from the last six months.

Out of 193,893 total COVID-19 cases, 192,736 cases were among people who were not fully vaccinated. That’s 99.4% of recorded cases since Jan. 21.

Nearly 6,900 of those cases resulted in hospitalization. Since January, nearly 2,447 COVID-19 deaths have occurred among Virginians who weren’t fully vaccinated.

The number of new recorded cases decreased sharply, but the number of recorded cases has begun to increase slightly. On Feb. 1, the seven-day moving average of new cases was 3,062. On June 25, the seven-day average was 171.

On July 9, that number increased to 243.

The VDH will update breakthrough case data each Friday. For the latest on Virginia’s vaccine rollouts, click here.

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