In the last few months, there has been a significant increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths among fully vaccinated sections of the Pennsylvania population.
And the data is best five weeks.
The latest sign of the trend is the latest update from Tower Health, where eight of 11 patients were considered fully vaccinated on Tuesday.
These criteria are a two-dose course of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson product. However, the fully vaccinated nickname has stuck for a long time since the last shot, and vaccinations have gradually slowed.
“The Ministry of Health recommends that everyone who is eligible for the vaccine get it up to date (12+ for most people, which means they have been fully vaccinated and intensified) to protect themselves from COVID-19 and several of its variants with their vaccine regimen, ”Mark O’Neill, the agency’s spokesman, said in an email. “While the effectiveness of vaccines may decline over time, booster shots are widely available and accessible across the country and across the country to provide additional protection for people.”
The number of people whose immunity to vaccination has deteriorated has increased, and in early 2022 a second wave of omicrons appeared, which in a few weeks appeared to be the offspring of the original omicron that swept the population.
Derivatives have been shown to be less likely to be hospitalized and fatal.
With the decline in overall morbidity in February and April, the percentage of cases among those vaccinated began to increase. The base rate ranged from 20% to 25%, but:
• 56% of cases within 35 days before April 11.
• At the same time, 37% of hospitalizations.
• 47% of deaths in February.
It is unknown why the death toll is not relevant.
Approximately 2 to 3 residents in Burke County are considered fully vaccinated, but vaccination statistics have dominated the second booster and fourth-dose categories for immunocompromised individuals over the past five weeks.
So far, back in October, amplifiers and a third shot have been given the most. However, the height of the omicron saw the urgency of the first and second shots.
Many of those people can now run.
“In fact, many people in the United States have the right to receive additional firearms, but have not yet received them,” O’Neill said. “The department urges to get all the able-bodied people as soon as possible. As the department has noted several times over the past few months, the pandemic is not over and families must use all resources to protect themselves, including updating vaccines.
In addition, people who die for any reason are not removed from the vaccination lists. It is unknown how large this number was after 18 months of vaccination.
Berks weekly update
The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s most recent Early Warning Monitoring panel found an increasing trend in COVID cases in the sixth week in Burke County and Pennsylvania.
This is Pa. was the second-largest weekly increase in omicron growth, with an average of 3,000 cases per day in the state at the time.
Burks remains well below the state average in key indicators, but there has been an increase in staff in some counties that have previously been relatively safe havens.
The Burks infection rate rose by almost 50% to 77.4 cases per 100,000 population and a positive rate of 10.8%, which exceeded 2 points per week. The population is 429 thousand.
Total national figures are 128.9 cases per 100,000 and a positive figure of 13.9%.
Neighboring districts that have already worked well in the pandemic, but are warm:
• Chester: 143.6 cases per 100,000 and 15.4%.
• Montgomery: 175.2 and 17.4% per 100,000, respectively.
Chester has a population of about 100,000 more than Burke’s, and almost twice the population of Montgomery. Both were like Berks for most of last year: below the state average.
Another county that contributed to the number of states in the region was Luzerne with 215.2 and 18.2%, respectively.
Some statistics from this second omicron wave would be of concern to public health officials during the phases of the pandemic. The pandemic has not been officially declared over.
Pennsylvania dropped its daily updates on May 4, with weekly updates to its core COVID board and monthly press releases on cases, hospitalizations, deaths and vaccinations.
The total number of recent vaccinations for Berks includes:
• 246,490: Completed two-dose Pfizer or Moderna treatment.
• 113,855: There was at least one booster dose or additional injection for immunocompromised individuals.
• 11,650: A second booster or other additional dose was taken for immunocompromised individuals.
The number of COVID deaths in Burke’s residents was 1,595, and the number of COVID deaths in Burke’s was 1,455.
Hundreds of Burke residents died outside the county, and fewer non-residents died in Burke. Exact numbers are no longer visible.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a third omicron derivative, known as BA.2.12.2, continued to gain strength. In these cases the soft benefit is charged for at least part.
Nationwide, it is 46.2%, while in the Middle Atlantic it is 48.1%.
Omicron’s second derivative, BA.2, remains dominant in 56.4% nationally and 51.3% in the Middle Atlantic.
The original omicron and its first derivative were almost destroyed.
At the national level, the average seven-day performance has more than tripled since the first micron blitz, according to the CDC.
According to the CDC, the average figure for the last seven days is 87,382 cases. The seven-day low of 2022 averaged 24,843 on March 29.
The current seven-day average is still 11% lower than the same average at the height of the omicron wave.
Unknown component – this is the number of people who are tested at home, did not report the results.