Unvaccinated people six times more likely to die with Covid, October data show

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In October, 76.2% of those infected with Covid-19 and 87.4% of the dead with Covid-19 had not been vaccinated or fully vaccinated, according to data published November 9 by the Disease Prevention and Control Center(SPKC).

A total of 60,848 Covid-19 cases were detected in October. In 76.2% of those, people had not been vaccinated against Covid-19 or had not yet completed the vaccination course, whereas 23.8% had been vaccinated.

Of the 533 dead with Covid-19 in October, 466 (87.4%) had not been vaccinated against Covid-19 or had not yet completed a vaccination course. Meanwhile, 67 or 12.6% of the dead had completed a vaccination course, of whom two were aged under 50 and fifty were older than 70 years. All dead vaccinated Covid-19 patients had one or more chronic illnesses.

A comparison of the incidence of deaths (per 100 000 inhabitants) among vaccinated and non-vaccinated/not fully vaccinated people shows that in unvaccinated and not fully vaccinated people the risk of death in Covid-19 infections was 6.1 times higher than in fully vaccinated people. 

Of the vaccinated people, 23 had the AstraZeneca vaccine, 20 had the Pfizer/BioNTech, 19 Janssen, and 5 Moderna. These data are only indicative because the figures are statistically not large and the groups of vaccinated individuals with each vaccine are not equal by age and health status, SPKC indicated.

In September, out of 139 dead people infected with Covid-19, 89.2% had not been vaccinated, while 10.8% had completed a vaccination course.


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