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Northwell Health outlines increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Northwell Health outlines increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations
The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Northwell Health facilities has increased, with an uptick among those fully vaccinated, officials said Wednesday. There are 206 people hospitalized wi

i pShare Tweet Email The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Northwell Health facilities has increased, with an uptick among those fully vaccinated, officials said Wednesday.Another concern is any growth in the number of "breakthrough cases," or positive COVID-19 cases among people who are fully vaccinated.State figures show the number of fully vaccinated people who test positive or are hospitalized for COVID-19 remains low.2% of lab-confirmed breakthrough cases were among people who were fully vaccinated in New York State.

In addition, less than 1% of COVID-19 hospitalizations were of people who were fully vaccinated." Battinelli said the percentage of fully vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 at Northwell facilities has increased from about 10% to 20% of the total population in recent weeks.

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