Nearly 4,000 Fully Vaccinated MA Citizens Test Positive For COVID
Hey, here's something interesting. More and more people that are fully vaccinated are continuing to get COVID-19. In just a one-week span, another 150 vaccinated people in Massachusetts have tested positive for coronavirus.
That brings the latest total of breakthrough cases to almost 4,000, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The so-called breakthrough cases — cases where fully vaccinated individuals test positive for coronavirus — have so far been rare, but are possible.
The numbers account for approximately one in 1,000 vaccinated people in Massachusetts. Medical professionals and health experts are desperately urging vaccinated people to get tested for coronavirus, even for the mildest symptoms.
WHDH/7 News Boston reports vaccinated residents who have had a known exposure should seek testing if they develop even mild symptoms, according to health experts.
Over 10,000 breakthrough infections were reported throughout the country as of April 30, at which time 101 million people had been vaccinated. That's according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Federal officials also say that the number could be even higher than that as many more cases have likely gone unreported. The Department of Public Health recently said in a statement:
Testing to identify current infection remains critical to control of COVID-19. People with current infection can spread the virus to others and isolation of cases and identification of close contacts (individuals who may have been exposed) is a foundation of public health response. The number of COVID-19 cases in MA is low right now and it is important to continue to take appropriate public health action to keep that number low.
There is much more to the story. For more info, head to WHDH's website here.