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Breakthrough cases add to data on COVID-19

Health officials: vaccines effective, in most cases


Last updated 4/5/2021 at 10:52am

State health officials are investigating a small percentage of "breakthrough cases," where people test positive for COVID-19 after becoming fully vaccinated.

In Snohomish County, 10 confirmed COVID-19 breakthrough cases are on record, said Heather Thomas, public and government affairs manager for the Snohomish Health District. "To our knowledge, none have been hospitalized or died."

Out of 1 million fully vaccinated individuals in Washington state, epidemiologists report evidence of 102 breakthrough cases since Feb. 1, a Department of Health news release states. That number is .01% of vacci...

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