Around one in four new COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles are among fully vaccinated people, health officials said.
Los Angeles Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said that about 26 percent of cases confirmed between July 1 and July 16 were people who were vaccinated against the virus, news station Fox11 reported.
“As more people are vaccinated, the number of fully vaccinated people becoming infected will increase and with the Delta variant that’s far more infectious, exposures to infections have also increased,” Ferrer said during county Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.
The troubling numbers mark an increase from June when people who were fully jabbed accounted for 20 percent of the county’s infections, the outlet reported.
Ferrer, however, emphasized that cases among vaccinated people are not severe — with those who have received the shot accounting for less than 0.01 percent of hospitalizations, the Santa Clarita Signal reported.
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SOURCE: New York Post, Jackie Salo