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.
As of Thursday (April 8), 170 people in Louisiana were classified as having a “breakthrough” vaccine COVID case – testing positive for coronavirus after being fully vaccinated. A week earlier, the state reported 126 cases. The health department released new data Thursday during a news conference after WBRZ made repeated requests for information.