BOSTON (CBS) – The number of breakthrough COVID cases in Massachusetts increased by 4,738 this week, but the number remains less than 1% of all vaccinated residents.
On Tuesday, the state released its weekly report on the number of cases in vaccinated people.READ MORE: As Pediatricians Get Ready To Give COVID Vaccine To Children, Some Doctors Say Review The Data
The cumulative count this week was 36,723 people, which is just 0.80% of the 4.6 million people in Massachusetts who are fully vaccinated.READ MORE: 'We Thought It Was Going To Explode' Fans On Way To ALCS At Fenway Talk About Houston Plane Crash
Last week, the state reported 32,345 breakthrough cases.
Of the breakthrough cases, a cumulative total of 1,155 vaccinated people had been hospitalized as of Saturday, which is up from 1,001 the previous week. Still, that accounts for only 0.03% of vaccinated Massachusetts residents.MORE NEWS: Police Investigate Threat On Wall Of Taunton High School Bathroom
There have been a total of 254 deaths in vaccinated people, up from 217 last week, which marks 0.006% of those who have received the COVID vaccine.