COVID-19 breakthrough cases of fully vaccinated people are arising in Indiana, recording over 56,000 infections and 581 deaths. In September alone, the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) has recorded 5,000 new breakthrough COVID-19 cases, which is three times the number they recorded in August.
Breakthrough Hospitalizations and Deaths in Indiana
According to International Business Times, at least 50 fully vaccinated Indiana residents have died due to COVID-19 from October 21 until October 28, bringing the total to 581 deaths.
Around 89% of these cases are individuals who are 65 years old and above, with an average of breakthrough deaths occurring in people who are 78 years old. The data from IDOH showed that these cases represent 0.17% of all fully vaccinated people in Indiana.
Moreover, there are already 56,234 breakthrough cases in the state since the pandemic started, which represented 1.672% of Indiana’s fully vaccinated population.
Meanwhile, breakthrough hospitalizations also increase last week in which there are 87 new admissions, totaling 1,184 individuals and representing 0.035% of vaccinated people.
Vaccines Work Despite Breakthrough Cases
Despite the high rates of breakthrough cases and deaths, their data suggests that vaccines are still limiting severe types of infection and deaths and therefore work in protecting people.
COVID-19 is still infecting many people and given the highly transmissible nature of the delta variant, getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is now more important more than ever, according to Cleveland Clinic.
Experts have vouched for the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines in the US, especially in getting two shots of these vaccines to boost immunity against the deadly virus.