After being fully vaccinated against the infection, approximately 5,800 Americans have contracted the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus, also known as COVID-19. 396 of the 5,800 people required hospitalization, and 74 died, CDC officials told CNN.
According to the CDC, breakthrough cases were identified in people of all ages eligible for vaccination, with more than 40% occurring in people aged 60 and up. Females accounted for 65% of outbreaks, and 29% of infections were asymptomatic.
Infections that cause a relapse are uncommon but not unheard of. No COVID-19 (CCP Virus) vaccine that has received emergency FDA approval is 100 percent successful in preventing infection with COVID-19 (CCP Virus).
“Vaccine breakthrough infections make up a small percentage of people who are fully vaccinated. CDC recommends that all eligible people get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as one is available to them. CDC also continues to recommend people who have been fully vaccinated should keep taking precautions in public places, like wearing a mask, staying at least six feet apart from others, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, and washing their hands often,” the CDC said to CNN.
The United States had been vaccinated over 78 million citizens as of April 14.
Case studies on breakthroughs are overdue and do not represent the most recent events.
“To date, no unexpected patterns have been identified in case demographics or vaccine characteristics,” the CDC told CNN via email.
Experts are also evaluating the vaccines’ efficacy against COVID-19 (CCP Virus) strains.
States started disclosing numbers of people who were infected despite being fully vaccinated in March.
In Michigan, two hundred forty-six people have tested positive for COVID-19 (CCP Virus) despite being completely vaccinated against the virus, and three have died.
Between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2021, over 200 people tested positive 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 before 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 recorded 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.