Seychelles: 30% coronavirus vaccine breakthrough rate

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The Seychelles, which has fully vaccinated over 60% of its population against Covid-19, is bringing back restrictions amid a rise in cases. The archipelago of nearly 100,000 people recorded close to 500 new cases in the three days to 1 May and has about 1,000 active cases. A third of the active cases involved people who have had two vaccine doses, the country’s news agency said. The rest had either had a single dose or were unvaccinated. report

There are currently 1,068 active Covid cases in the Seychelles, of which a third have been detected in people given two doses of either AstraZeneca’s or China’s Sinopharm’s vaccine.  It’s unclear what has triggered the surge in cases, but testing has detected the Beta variant spreading on the islands.  (Daily Mail report)


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** This post was originally published on May 5, 2021 **