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22% of Colorado's July COVID-19 cases were break-through cases, state data reveals

The majority of new COVID cases are unvaccinated people and those account for more than 80% of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals in August and July.

COLORADO, USA — The delta variant is causing many of Colorado's break-through COVID cases – where fully vaccinated people test positive for COVID-19.

State data shows nearly 22% of Colorado's COVID-19 cases in July were break-through cases.

Last week, Aug. 8-14, it's an even higher number – 26% of the COVID cases are break-through cases. 

The majority of new COVID cases are unvaccinated people and those account for more than 80% of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals in August and July.

Case count 

State data for July 1-31 shows: 

  • 16,741 COVID cases.
  • 78.1% of the July cases were unvaccinated people. 
  • 21.9% of the July cases were vaccinated people. 

State data for Aug. 8-14 shows:

  • 7,027 COVID cases.
  • 73.2% of the Aug. cases were unvaccinated people. 
  • 26.8% of the Aug. cases were vaccinated people. 

Hospitalizations

State data for July 1-31 hospitalizations shows:

  • 1,365 COVID July hospitalizations.
  • 88% of the July hospitalizations were unvaccinated people. 
  • 12% of the July hospitalizations were vaccinated people. 

State data for Aug. 8-14  hospitalizations shows:

  • 222 COVID Aug. hospitalizations.
  • 83.3% of the Aug. hospitalizations were unvaccinated people.
  • 16.7% of the Aug. hospitalizations were vaccinated people. 

The state health department continued to remind the public that vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself and the community against COVID-19 infection. 

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