August 19, 2021

CDC: New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations among vaccinated, unvaccinated New York adults

Editor's Note

This study by researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that from May 3 to July 25, 2021, there were 1,271 new COVID-19 hospitalizations among fully vaccinated adults in New York, compared with 7,308 among unvaccinated adults.

Hospitalization rates declined through the week of July 5, but increased the weeks of July 12 and 19 and were higher among fully vaccinated and unvaccinated adults 65 years of age and older.

The ratio of hospitalizations to cases was moderately lower among fully vaccinated (13.1 hospitalizations per 100 cases), compared with unvaccinated (19.0 hospitalizations per 100 cases) patients.

The findings that rates of new cases increased among both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated adults support the implementation of a layered approach centered on vaccination, as well as other prevention strategies such as masking and physical distancing, the researchers conclude.

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