California: 159,253 vaccine breakthrough cases, 4,252 hospitalized, 622 deaths

Between January 01, 2021 and September 19, 2021 in California, out of over 23.5 million fully vaccinated individuals, 159,253 post-vaccination cases have been identified. At least 4,252 individuals identified as post-vaccination COVID-19 cases were hospitalized. Among post-vaccination cases identified, at least 622 people have died.

California Department of Public Health report

 

Historical information – 3 weeks before:

Between January 01, 2021 and August 29, 2021 in California,

  • Out of over 22.5 million fully vaccinated individuals, 112,460 post-vaccination cases have been identified.
  • At least 2,944 individuals identified as post-vaccination COVID-19 cases were hospitalized.
  • Among post-vaccination cases identified, at least 306 people have died.

 

California: 112,000 vaccine breakthrough cases, 3,000 hospitalized, 306 deaths

 

 

 

 

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California: 112,000 vaccine breakthrough cases, 3,000 hospitalized, 306 deaths

The latest vaccine breakthrough figures for California make sobering reading, showing the extent of the vaccine breakthrough crisis now engulfing the state. The vaccine breakthrough rate for infections in Los Angeles stands at 30%, there have been 112,460 recorded vaccine breakthrough cases in California, 2,944 were hospitalized and there were 306 deaths.

“Between January 01, 2021 and August 29, 2021 in California,

  • Out of over 22.5 million fully vaccinated individuals, 112,460 post-vaccination cases (0.5%) have been identified.
  • At least 2,944 individuals identified as post-vaccination COVID-19 cases were hospitalized.
  • Among post-vaccination cases identified, at least 306 people have died.”

California Department of Public Health statement

 

Oregon: 13,166 vaccine breakthrough cases, 650 hospitalized, 113 deaths

Symptomatic Delta Covid infection rate far higher in fully vaccinated healthcare workers

“..our data suggest that vaccine effectiveness against any symptomatic disease is considerably lower against the delta variant and may wane over time since vaccination.”

 

NEJM correspondence – Resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in a Highly Vaccinated Health System Workforce

 

** One of the longer-term worries we have had at Coronaheadsup.com is that the virus might decide to somehow target vaccinated people. Let’s hope that this report is not the first evidence of that. Ed.

 

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CDC: 25% vaccine breakthrough in Los Angeles County up to July 2021

During May 1–July 25, 2021, among 43,127 SARS-CoV-2 infections in residents of Los Angeles County, California, 10,895 (25.3%) were in fully vaccinated persons, 1,431 (3.3%) were in partially vaccinated persons, and 30,801 (71.4%) were in unvaccinated persons.

SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Hospitalizations Among Persons Aged ≥16 Years, by Vaccination Status — Los Angeles County, California, May 1–July 25, 2021

 

 

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USA: five Sumatran tigers test positive for Covid-19 in San Diego Zoo

San Diego Safari Park has learned that five of its six Sumatran tigers have Covid-19 after testing stool samples from the animals. The news comes days after the zoo learned that both of its snow leopards, Ramil and Naphisa, had Covid-19. Both leopards had mild coughs but have nearly made a full recovery, according to Lisa Peterson, executive director of the Safari Park.

Bakersfield.com report

 

 

 

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USA: 19% vaccine breakthrough in California

About 19% of recent documented COVID-19 cases in California are breakthroughs, and state data shows that those who have been fully vaccinated account for an increasing portion of positive tests.

In Contra Costa County, the seven-day average as of July 28 showed that 23% of the new cases were breakthroughs in fully vaccinated people. For Santa Clara County for about the same time period, the portion was 16%. Alameda County estimates 19% of new cases for the month of July were breakthroughs. And, doing the math, the portion for California was 19% as of July 31, up from 15% about two weeks earlier.

Seattle Times report

 

USA: 233 San Francisco healthcare workers in vaccine breakthough outbreak

 

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USA: 233 San Francisco healthcare workers in vaccine breakthough outbreak

At least 233 staff members at two major San Francisco hospitals, most of them fully vaccinated, tested positive for the coronavirus this month.  About 75 to 80 percent of the more than 50 staff members infected at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital were fully vaccinated, Dr. Lukejohn Day, the hospital’s chief medical officer, said in an interview on Saturday. The University of California, San Francisco Medical Center said in a statement issued on Friday that 153 of its 183 infected staff members had been fully vaccinated.

NYTimes.com report

 

Finland: 80% vaccine breakthrough in hospital with B16172 Delta #coronavirus variant – PPE no longer effective

 

 

 

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USA: At least 125,000 vaccine breakthrough infections, 1,400 dead

At least 125,000 fully vaccinated Americans have tested positive for Covid and 1,400 of those have died, according to data collected by NBC News.  The total number of breakthrough cases is likely higher than 125,683, since nine states, including Pennsylvania and Missouri, did not provide any information, while 11, like Florida, did not provide death and hospitalization totals. Four states gave death and hospitalization numbers, but not the full tally of cases.

NBC report

 

WAPO: 35,000 symptomatic Covid-19 infections per week among 162 million vaccinated Americans

USA: 20% vaccine breakthrough rate in California and rising

California has announced that the percentage of vaccine breakthrough infections in fully-vaccinated residents is rising. In June 2021 it was 20%, and has so far doubled every month.

In March 2021, vaccinated people accounted for only 2% of all infections. In April, that rose to 5%. In May, it was 11%.  The rise coincides with the rise of the more transmissible Delta variant in the county, which now accounts for 84% of all variants recently identified

“The Delta variant is a game-changer,” said Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said on Thursday.

Deadline.com report

 

 

 

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USA: Delta now the dominant variant in California

California Department of Public Health say 35.6% of coronavirus variants sequenced in June have been identified as Delta variant. In May, Delta accounted for just 5.6% of coronavirus cases in California and was the state’s fourth most identified variant. Delta is now more widespread than the previous dominant strain, Alpha, and accounted for 34.3% of coronavirus cases in June. Alpha was the state’s most dominant strain in April and May, outpacing the California variant, now known as Epsilon, which currently occurs in less than 2% of cases.

Los Angeles Times report

 

 

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USA: Lions, tigers, bears, chimps, bats and pigs vaccinated against coronavirus

The Oakland Zoo in California has vaccinated tigers, Black bears, Grizzly bears, mountain lions and ferrets against COVID-19 this week and is poised to inoculate chimpanzees, fruit bats and pigs.  The animals are being given experimental doses of the Zoetis vaccine, said Dr. Alex Herman, vice president of veterinary services at Oakland Zoo. The company is donating 11,000 doses to 70 zoos across the United States. 

KFVU.com report

 

 

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USA: 3,620 #coronavirus vaccine breakthrough cases reported in California – up ~600 in one week. 150 hospitalized and at least 20 dead

California has reported 3,620 so-called breakthrough cases of coronavirus infections in people who were fully vaccinated since Jan. 1, state public health officials said Wednesday. That is nearly 600 more breakthrough cases than reported just last week. Of those cases, at least 150 people were hospitalized and at least 20 died.

The 3,620 breakthrough cases represent 0.25% of the more than 1.4 million coronavirus cases reported in California from Jan. 1 to May 5. The 20 deaths make up 0.06% of the 35,677 COVID-19 deaths in that time.

Sfchronicle.com report

 

Seychelles: a population of 100,000 that has 900 #coronavirus vaccine breakthrough cases

 

Seychelles: a population of 100,000 that has 900 #coronavirus vaccine breakthrough cases

 

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USA: 3,084 #coronavirus vaccine breakthrough cases in California

Between Jan. 1 and April 28, California public health officials recorded 3,084 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in people who were fully vaccinated. That’s out of 12.9 million people who were fully vaccinated.  “As more time passes and more people are fully vaccinated, it is likely that additional post-vaccination cases will occur,” the California Department of Public Health said in a statement. “The number of post-vaccination cases remains small.”

Sacbee.com report

 

CDC: 9,245 #coronavirus vaccine breakthough cases in the USA

 

CDC: 9,245 #coronavirus vaccine breakthough cases in the USA

 

 

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New SARS-CoV-2 #coronavirus lineage that shares mutations with known Variants of Concern (VOC) reported in 20 states across USA

We report a SARS-CoV-2 lineage that shares N501Y, P681H, and other mutations with known variants of concern, such as B.1.1.7. This lineage, which we refer to as B.1.x (COG-UK sometimes references similar samples as B.1.324.1), is present in at least 20 states across the USA and in at least six countries. However, a large deletion causes the sequence to be automatically rejected from repositories, suggesting that the frequency of this new lineage is underestimated using public data.

Recent dynamics based on 339 samples obtained in Santa Cruz County, CA, USA suggest that B.1.x may be increasing in frequency at a rate similar to that of B.1.1.7 in Southern California. At present the functional differences between this variant B.1.x and other circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants are unknown, and further studies on secondary attack rates, viral loads, immune evasion and/or disease severity are needed to determine if it poses a public health concern.

BiorXiv preprint:   A new SARS-CoV-2 lineage that shares mutations with known Variants of Concern is rejected by automated sequence repository quality control

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