By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) – The number of breakthrough COVID cases in Massachusetts increased by 5,313 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 64,120 people, which is 1.3% of the 4.8 million people in Massachusetts who are fully vaccinated.

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Last week, the state reported 58,807 breakthrough cases.

Of the breakthrough cases, a cumulative total of 2,080 vaccinated people had been hospitalized as of Saturday, which is up from 1,940 the previous week. Still, that accounts for only 0.04% of vaccinated Massachusetts residents.

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There have been a total of 509 deaths in vaccinated people, up from 468 last week, which marks 0.01% of those who have received the COVID vaccine. Staff