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Three-quarters of Covid cases in Delta outbreak at Texas prison were among vaccinated inmates – but hospitalizations and deaths were three times higher among unvaccinated, CDC report finds.

 

Most inmates infected in a COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak at a Texas prison were fully vaccinated, but hospitalizations and deaths were higher among the unvaccinated, a new report finds.

Of 172 prisoners who contracted the virus, 75 percent has received one of the three approved shots in the U.S., from either Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.

However, inmates who hadn’t received their immunizations were up to three times mire likely to be hospitalized or die from Covid, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The authors say the findings show how highly transmissible the Delta variant is, but that vaccines still protect recipients from the most severe outcomes of the virus. 

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