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COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases surpass 4,100 in Oregon

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COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases surpass 4,100 in Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority released data for COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases today, with Jackson County having the sixth-highest number in Oregon.

Oregon has recorded a total of 4,196 breakthrough cases; 281 of those are from Jackson County. Josephine County has recorded 98 cases, Klamath County has recorded 50 cases, Curry County has recorded 10 cases, and Lake County has recorded fewer than 10 cases.

Vaccine breakthrough cases are defined as instances in which an individual received a positive COVID-19 test result at least 14 days following the completion of any COVID-19 vaccine series.

While no vaccine is 100% effective against a virus, more than 90% of severe cases of COVID requiring hospitalization or resulting in death have occurred in individuals who are not vaccinated.

Of the total number of cases in Oregon, 7% were observed in people living in long-term or other congregate care facilities. The median age of all breakthrough cases in Oregon is 51-years-old.

The complete report can be found here.