A new report shows that as many as 246 Michigan residents were “fully vaccinated against COVID-19” and later tested positive for the deadly bug-including three deaths.
Health officials told the Detroit News that the team (which reported cases between January 1 and March 31) tested positive at least two weeks after receiving the last dose of vaccination.
State Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Lynn Sutfin said in an email on Monday: “Because they continue to be positive for recent infections before they are fully vaccinated, some of these people may eventually be Excluded.”
“These cases are undergoing further review to determine whether they meet other CDC criteria to determine potential breakthroughs, including the absence of a positive antigen or PCR test less than 45 days before a positive test after vaccination,”
She said: “These people are usually asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic compared to those who are vaccinated,” she added, of which 117 cases of hospitalization data are available, and 129 cases are incomplete.
“Of the 117 hospitalization data entered, 11 were hospitalized, 103 were not hospitalized, and 3 were reported as unknown patients,” Sutfin said.
She said the three deaths were all 65 years of age or older, and two of them “within three weeks after the vaccination was completed.”
“Although most people have full immunity within 14 days after completing the vaccination series, a small percentage of people seem to take longer to develop a complete antibody response. The CDC is actively working to improve Get a good understanding of the risk characteristics of this population.” She added.
The newly released data appeared among the COVID-19 cases in Michigan, which ranks first in the country among new cases and continues to rise, with officials trying to increase the jab.
According to the Detroit News, the state exceeded 700,000 cases on Monday.
Last week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said that she was increasing the state’s goal from 50,000 injections per day to 100,000 injections per day.