now hitting 30, 40 and 50 year olds hard. Michigan's COVID-19 cases surge, highest in the nation
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The group whose cases were reported between Jan. 1 and March 31 tested positive at least two weeks after receiving the last dose of the inoculation, a health official told the Detroit News.
Some of these individuals may ultimately be excluded from this list due to continuing to test positive from a recent infection prior to being fully vaccinated, Lynn Sutfin, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Health and Human Services, said in an email Monday.
These cases are undergoing further review to determine if they meet other CDC criteria for determination of potential breakthrough, including the absence of a positive antigen or PCR test less than 45 days prior to the post-vaccination positive test, Sutfin said.
A healthcare worker administers the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Benton Harbor, Michigan. A health care worker administers the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP In general, these persons have been more likely to be asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic compared with vaccinated persons, she said, adding that hospitalization data were available for 117 of the cases, while 129 were incomplete.
Some of the group tested positive at least two weeks after being fully vaccinated. The group tested positive at least two weeks after being fully vaccinated. Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP Of the 117 with hospitalization data entered, 11 were hospitalized, 103 were not hospitalized, and three are reported as unknown, Sutfin said.
The three people who died were all 65 or older and two were within three weeks of completion of vaccination, she said.
A woman receives Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan. A woman receives Modernas COVID-19 vaccine, at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan. AP/Carlos Osorio While the majority of the population develops full immunity within 14 days of completion of their vaccine series, a small proportion appear to take longer to mount a full antibody response. CDC is actively working to better understand the risk characteristics of this group, she added.
Gov. Whitmer Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she was increasing the states goal from 50,000 shots administered per day to 100,000 per day. AP The newly released data emerged as COVID-19 cases in Michigan, which leads the nation in new cases by population, continue to rise and officials seek to boost jabs.
The state surpassed 700,000 cases Monday, according to the Detroit News.
Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she was increasing the states goal from 50,000 shots administered per day to 100,000 per day.