Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Breakthrough Cases More Than Double
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The number of fully vaccinated people in Wisconsin who tested positive for COVID-19 and were hospitalized more than doubled from February to July.
But Wisconsin Department of Health Services data released Thursday shows the more contagious delta variant was still an exponentially greater threat to the unvaccinated during those months.
The unvaccinated were three times as likely to test positive for COVID-19 as the unvaccinated in July.
The unvaccinated were hospitalized at a rate 3.7-times higher than the vaccinated and the risk of dying was 10 times higher for the unvaccinated. About 54% of Wisconsin’s total population is fully vaccinated.