By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) – The number of breakthrough COVID cases in Massachusetts increased by 3,078 this week.

On Tuesday, the state released its weekly report on the number of cases in vaccinated people.

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The cumulative count this week was 51,007 people, which is just 1.08% of the 4.7 million people in Massachusetts who are fully vaccinated.

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Last week, the state reported 47,929 breakthrough cases.

Of the breakthrough cases, a cumulative total of 1,687 vaccinated people had been hospitalized as of Saturday, which is up from 1,566 the previous week. Still, that accounts for only 0.04% of vaccinated Massachusetts residents.

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There have been a total of 406 deaths in vaccinated people, up from 371 last week, which marks 0.009% of those who have received the COVID vaccine. Staff