Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:39 PM EST
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, AP
Pennsylvania residents who are unvaccinated against the coronavirus were far more likely to contract COVID-19, become hospitalized and die than those who got the shot. That's according to state health officials, who released data on so-called “breakthrough cases” in the state. The data show that more than 35,000 people who were fully vaccinated have tested positive for the virus since January, representing only 6% of all cases statewide. More than 1,800 vaccinated people were hospitalized and 213 died — both representing a tiny fraction of all COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths since the beginning of the year.