HEALTH. Baker urged the unvaccinated to receive the doses / Redes Mass. Gov

Despite a slight spike in coronavirus cases in the state of Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker called on citizens to remain calm and urged the unvaccinated to receive the doses.

On Friday, state health officials reported 236 infections, the most since early June.

The news network Telemundo he quoted Dr. David Hamer, who told the Boston Globe that “something is going on.”

According to the expert, “I think the United States is beginning to have a rebound in cases on average across the country. And so this may be spreading to Massachusetts, so we need to increase the guard. “

For his part, baker explained that “the Delta variant, which now accounts for more than half of the cases in the US, is very, very contagious, and landed for the first time in the United Kingdom, which has experienced a very significant increase in cases since it became visible there. “

However, the governor added that “in Massachusetts we have one of the highest vaccination rates among people over 65, which is the population fundamentally most at risk and most vulnerable when it comes to COVID.”

Deaths in vaccinated

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health indicated that as of July 10, only 0.1 percent of fully vaccinated residents have contracted COVID-19.

Health officials reported 4,450 cases of COVID-19 among the 4.2 million people who were vaccinated in the state.

Of the registered infections, 303 people were hospitalized and 79 died, either inside or outside the hospital, according to data from the DPH.

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The number of hospitalizations reflects 6.8% of the total reported cases and 0.0072% of fully vaccinated residents. While the number of deaths represents 1.78% and 0.0019% respectively.

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