Majority of COVID-19 illness, hospitalizations and deaths are among not fully vaccinated New Yorkers data reveals

New York Health Department released on August 25, 2021 new data on vaccine effectiveness and breakthrough cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Between January 17 and August 7, 2021, 96.1% of COVID-19 cases, 96.9% of COVID-19 hospitalizations, and 97.3% of COVID-19 deaths in New York City were in people who were unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated. Additionally, for the same time period, 0.33% of fully vaccinated New Yorkers have ever been diagnosed with COVID-19, 0.02% have been hospitalized with COVID-19, and 0.003% have died due to complications with COVID-19.

For the most recent week of data from August 7, unvaccinated New Yorkers are 3.1 times more likely to get COVID-19 than fully vaccinated New Yorkers. Additionally, unvaccinated New Yorkers are almost 10 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than those who are fully vaccinated.

Table 1: Very few fully vaccinated New Yorkers are being infected and getting severely sick from COVID-19

Table 2: Illness, hospitalizations and deaths are overwhelmingly among people who are not fully vaccinated

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