The risk of breakthrough infections more than quintupled on a rolling basis in December, while the risk of such hospitalizations nearly doubled;
More than 9,000 New Yorkers are now hospitalized with COVID-19, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Monday, surpassing the levels of January 2021’s peak surge and reaching levels not seen since May 2020 as omicron’s infectiousness continues to envelop the Empire State at a rapid pace.
Breakthrough infections soared by relative standards through December, with 149.5 of 100,000 fully vaccinated New Yorkers getting infected the week of Dec. 20.
In terms of breakthrough hospitalizations, the likelihood nearly doubled last month, from 1.18 per 100,000 fully vaccinated New Yorkers the week of Dec. 6 to 2.08 per 100,000 the week of Dec. 20.
First time CDC has the entire US in the red (high) on COVID transmission. pic.twitter.com/MAUYcA4ZSA
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