So far, 10,000 COVID infections have been recorded in fully vaccinated people, according to the CDC.
On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that over 10,000 vaccine breakthrough infections had been identified out of about 101 million Americans who had been completely vaccinated against COVID-19 as of April 30.
Out of around 101 million people who had been completely vaccinated by the time of the April 30 findings, the CDC found a total of 10,262 vaccine breakthrough infections from 46 U.S. states and territories.
The median patient age was 58 years, and 6,446 (63 percent) of the breakthrough infections occurred in females.
Furthermore, 2,725 (27%) of the infections were asymptomatic, 995 (10%) of the patients were hospitalized, and 160 (2%) of the patients died.
289 (29 percent) of the 995 hospitalized patients in the study were asymptomatic or hospitalized for reasons unrelated to COVID-19. The average age of those who died was 82, and 28 (18%) were asymptomatic or died from a cause unrelated to COVID-19.
Undercounting of breakthrough infections is possibly due to the national surveillance system’s reliance on “passive and voluntary reporting, and data may not be accurate or representative,” according to the findings. Many people with vaccine breakthrough infections, particularly those who are asymptomatic or have only mild symptoms, may not seek testing, according to the CDC.
The CDC also stated that as of May 1, it had moved from tracking all confirmed COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infections to only investigating breakthrough infections among patients who are hospitalized or die, in an online announcement about the results. The step, according to the CDC, would enable it to concentrate on cases with the “highest clinical and public health significance.”
The CDC also stated that it will continue to perform vaccine efficacy trials in several locations throughout the United States.
“Even though FDA-authorized vaccines are highly effective, breakthrough cases are anticipated, particularly before population immunity reaches sufficient levels to further reduce transmission,” the release said. Vaccine breakthrough diseases, on the other hand, affect a small percentage of all vaccinated people and account for a small proportion of all COVID-19 cases. The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths that vaccinated people can avoid. This is a condensed version of the information.