While the COVID-19 vaccine does protect people against the virus, especially from hospitalization or death, there have been more than 150,000 New Yorkers who contracted it, even after they got vaccinated. The "breakthrough" data, which is reported by New York State, shows that 9,636 people who are fully vaccinated, have been hospitalized due to COVID-19. That's .08 percent of the fully vaccinated population. Over 150,000 fully vaccinated residents have contracted COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated, as of November 15, 2021,

151,316 laboratory-confirmed breakthrough cases of COVID-19 among fully-vaccinated people in New York State, which corresponds to 1.2% of the population of fully-vaccinated people 12-years or older.
9,636 hospitalizations with COVID-19 among fully-vaccinated people in New York State, which corresponds to 0.08% of the population of fully-vaccinated people 12-years or older.

In the 7 days, between November 8 and November 15, the number of laboratory-confirmed breakthrough cases increased by 13,936 or 9.2 percent. New York's Health Department reported that as of Nov. 8,

137,380 laboratory-confirmed breakthrough cases of COVID-19 among fully-vaccinated people in New York State, which corresponds to 1.1% of the population of fully-vaccinated people 12-years or older.

 

9,044 hospitalizations with COVID-19 among fully-vaccinated people in New York State, which corresponds to 0.07% of the population of fully-vaccinated people 12-years or older.

Hospitalizations increased by 592 or 6.14 percent during the same time period.

Even though health officials consider the vaccine to be an effective defense against COVID-19, there has been a decline in the rate of protection, according to the NYS Department of Health,

For the week of May 3, 2021, the estimated vaccine effectiveness shows fully-vaccinated New Yorkers had a 91.8% lower chance of becoming a COVID-19 case, compared to unvaccinated New Yorkers.

 

Although this effectiveness measure declined through mid-July, this decline then ceased. In the week of October 18, 2021, fully-vaccinated New Yorkers had a 79.0% lower chance of becoming a COVID-19 case, compared to unvaccinated New Yorkers.

 

90% of New Yorkers Received Vaccine, Why Are COVID-19 Cases Increasing?

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced yesterday, November 22, that 90 percent of all New Yorkers have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

"As of today, 90 percent of adult New Yorkers have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine - while that is an incredible achievement, it's crucial we continue to take precautions to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe from this deadly virus as we head into the holiday season. We know the tools to stop the spread of COVID: Get vaccinated, get the booster if you are already vaccinated, and please stay home if you're feeling sick. The vaccine and booster is safe, free and widely available. Don't put it off any longer."

A total of 29,149,973 vaccine doses have been administered around the state.

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