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.
Dozens of South Carolinians have tested positive for coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. According to information from the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, 141 vaccine “breakthrough cases” have been identified in S.C. as of April 5.
DHEC officials stress that breakthrough cases have been reported in less than 0.5% of the number of people across the state who have completed their vaccine series.