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Oregon Health Authority releases July COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report


PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Oregon Health Authority’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released Thursday, reported 40,013 cases of infection during the month of July.  

Of those cases, 18,622, or 46.5%, were unvaccinated people, and 21,380, or 53.4%, were vaccine breakthrough cases. Among the breakthrough cases, 14,388, or 67.3%, were fully vaccinated and boosted.

To date, there have been 292,802 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. Of those cases, 103,563, or 35.4%, were fully vaccinated and boosted at the time of infection.  

To date, 2.6% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized, and 0.6% have died. The median age of vaccinated people who died is 80.

"COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized and dying," OHA stated. "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends COVID-19 primary series vaccinations for everyone age 6 months and older and COVID-19 boosters for everyone age 5 years and older, if eligible."

The latest breakthrough report can be found here.

Note: The next breakthrough report will be published Thursday, Sept. 8. 

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