January data show vaccinated people 3.5 times less likely to die with Covid

Monthly data published by the Disease Prevention and Control Center on February 7 show that the risk of dying with Covid-19 for vaccinated people was 3.5 lower, whereas those who also have a booster are 39.6 times less likely to die with Covid-19.

In January, Covid-19 infection was reported 1.2 times less frequently (per 100,000 inhabitants) in fully vaccinated people than in unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. Those who had the booster had been infected 2.6 times less frequently. 

People with primary vaccination were hospitalized with Covid 2.1 times less frequently, whereas those with booster were hospitalized 6.1 times less frequently than the unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated population. 

Data from the SPKC also show that over the last week, from January 31 to February 6, the number of newly identified cases of Covid-19 increased by 14.3%. In the last seven days, the number of patients in hospitals increased by 18.1%, with 127 people admitted to hospitals on average daily.

On average, 22,409 tests were performed per day; on average, 8,731 new cases were detected per day. Of all tests performed, 15% (24,161 tests) involved screening of educational establishments, while 85% (132,703 tests) of the rest of the population. Of the positive cases, 12% (7,456 infected) were associated with the screening of educational establishments, while 88% (53,660 infected) with the rest of the population.

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