Health officials: Less than 1% of NJ's vaccinated population got 'breakthrough' COVID-19 cases

New Jersey has reached another milestone in the fight against COVID-19, with more than 4.4 million residents fully vaccinated.

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2021, 10:33 PM

Updated 1,038 days ago

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New Jersey has reached another milestone in the fight against COVID-19, with more than 4.4 million residents fully vaccinated.
Of those 4.4 million people, more than 1,300 have tested positive for COVID-19 between mid-December and late-April, or about .06% of the total number of vaccinated.
These are considered to be so-called “breakthrough cases.” State officials say that 92 people were hospitalized and that 14 people died. But officials also said that only seven of those deaths were reported as COVID-19-related.
"That means 99.94% of those vaccinated did not test positive for COVID-19. This high percentage demonstrates that breakthrough infections are very rare. As expected, people who are fully vaccinated had less severe illness, based on the small number of hospitalizations and deaths,” Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said.
The Department of Health was expected to release new guidance on summer camps at Wednesday’s coronavirus briefing, but those regulations were delayed.


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