CDPHE: About 800 ‘breakthrough’ cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people

COVID-19 Vaccine

DENVER (KDVR) — Today at 12:45, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Dr. Rachel Herlihy from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are providing an update on COVID-19 and vaccination the in the state.

One of the highlights of this briefing, outlining what are called “breakthrough cases” of COVID-19 in Colorado. These are COVID cases among those who have already received the vaccine.

From Jan. 21 to April 19, there were 819 breakthrough cases, compared to 106,965 cases among all people in Colorado during that time. These breakthrough cases account for less than 0.8% of total cases in that time.

Cases saw a slight rise over the past month, but vaccination rates also rose over the same time period.

Additionally, in the past two weeks the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was paused nationally after a handful of people had blood clots after getting their one-dose vaccine.

Dr. Herlihy is also expected to address the number of breakthrough cases – that is people who came down with COVID-19 after being fully or partially vaccinated.

You can re-watch the news conference above on FOX31 NOW.

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