Rhode Island: 290 coronavirus vaccine breakthrough cases reported, three dead and 20 hospitalized

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Nearly 300 Rhode Islanders have tested positive for COVID-19 after being vaccinated against the virus — a total that state public-health officials consider a positive sign of the vaccines’ effectiveness.  Three of the state’s 290 post-vaccination positive cases died and 20 were hospitalized, the state Department of Health said Tuesday.

The 290 “breakthrough” infections, as post-vaccine cases are known, came out of 212,060 people who received their final shot 14 days ago, representing about 0.13% of that group. 

Providence Journal report


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** This post was originally published on April 14, 2021 **