As the Delta variant continues to sweep through Garden State, New Jersey residents who are more fully vaccinated test positive for the virus than with previous forms of COVID.
During the coronavirus update on Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy said about 20% of all recent positive cases (between July 12 and July 19) were in fully vaccinated residents, but he noted that a small number of them fell so seriously ill that they required hospitalization.
He said updated figures from the state health department showed that as of July 19, there were 4.9 million fully vaccinated state residents and of those people, 6,381 were tested positive.
He said that in only about half of those cases were symptoms of COVID reported.
The governor also said that of the nearly 5 million fully vaccinated Jersey residents, 0.004% had to be hospitalized for COVID.
He noted that a total of 50 fully vaccinated people have died, a total of 0.001%.
He said vaccines cannot make COVID go away “but vaccines convincingly prove that the likelihood of minor COVID illness all the greater, and the risk of hospitalization or death that much greater. less “.
In other words, vaccines can turn COVID into “a flu-like illness.”
The governor noted that a statistical breakdown of fully vaccinated people hospitalized with symptoms of COVID was not yet complete, but previous data suggests the majority of them had “an advanced vulnerability to the virus, likely due to the ‘age or other underlying health problem “.
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