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Pennsylvania releases data on 'breakthrough' COVID-19 cases

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 (Photo By Marta Fernandez Jara/Europa Press via Getty Images) PENNSYLVANIA - 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, health officials said Tuesday in the first public release of data on so-called "breakthrough" infections in the state.More than 35,000 people who were fully vaccinated have tested positive for the virus since January, representing only 6% of all cases statewide, according to the data released Tuesday.

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, the data.

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