According to the Detroit News, two hundred forty-six people in Michigan have tested positive for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus or COVID-19 despite being completely vaccinated against the virus, and three have died.
Between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2021, over 200 people positively identified for the virus. 11 of the 246 were admitted to the hospital, and 129 cases were still undergoing treatment.
“These cases are undergoing further review to determine if they meet other CDC criteria for determination of potential breakthrough, including the absence of a positive antigen or PCR test less than 45 days prior to the post-vaccination positive test,” said Sutfin, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, in an email.
She also said that of the 117 patients with hospitalization records, 11 were admitted, 103 were not admitted, and three were identified as unknown.
She added that the three people who died were all 65 or older, and two of them died “within three weeks of completion of vaccination.”
The newly released data comes as CCP Virus cases in Michigan, which has the highest number of new cases per capita in the country, continue to grow, prompting officials to increase vaccinations.
The state’s case count reached 700,000 on Monday.
Hospitalizations for confirmed CCP Virus cases are growing higher than before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer closed indoor dining and suspended in-person college classes in the fall.
Whitmer announced last week that she would increase the state’s target from 50,000 to 100,000 shots per day.
More than 100 people have tested positive for the CCP Virus in Washington state, authorities said, after being fully vaccinated against the virus.
According to a press statement from the Washington State Department of Health, epidemiologists have confirmed that it has found 102 breakthrough cases out of the 1.2 million people who have been fully vaccinated since Feb. 1.
At least eight patients have been admitted to the hospital with breakthrough cases. The Washington State Department of Health is also looking at two possible breakthrough events, both of which resulted in death.
According to the Washington State Department of Health, further study will help establish trends among the breakthrough events, such as if a form of the novel coronavirus (CCP Virus) caused the infection.
“Finding evidence of vaccine breakthrough cases reminds us that, even if you have been vaccinated, you still need to wear a mask, practice socially distancing, and wash your hands to prevent spreading COVID-19 (CCP Virus) to others who have not been vaccinated,” said Dr. Umair Shah, Washington state’s secretary of health.