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The Latest: CDC: Cases In Fully Vaccinated Remain Rare

May 25, 2021, 10:34 AM | Updated: 10:37 am
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. Rochelle Walensky testifies du...
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. Rochelle Walensky testifies during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building May 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony about proposed budget estimates for the CDC in 2022. (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say coronavirus cases in fully vaccinated people remain rare.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a report on these “breakthrough” cases through the end of April, when 101 million Americans were fully vaccinated. Of those, about 10,300 breakthrough infections were reported — that’s about 1 infection in every 10,000 fully vaccinated people, based on the available data.

Nearly two-thirds were women, and the median age of all cases was 58. About 25% of the infections involved people who didn’t have symptoms. About 10% were hospitalized and about 2% died.

The report is based on voluntary reporting by 46 states and territories and isn’t considered a complete tally of all breakthrough infections that may have occurred. Health officials say no vaccine is perfect and infections were expected in some vaccinated people.

The CDC stopped reporting a total number at the end of April but has been posting weekly updates on breakthrough infections that resulted in hospitalization and deaths. As of May 17, the CDC listed reports of about 1,800 hospitalizations and 350 deaths.

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MORE ON THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

— Moderna says its COVID-19 shot works in kids as young as 12

— In NYC’s furthest flung neighborhood, vaccine a tough sell

— Japan says US travel warning for virus won’t hurt Olympians

— Volunteers in One Good Thing keep on giving a year later

— Follow more of AP’s pandemic coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic and https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine

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HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:

BRUSSELS — EU leaders have agreed to donate at least 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to poorer nations by the end of the year.

The 27 leaders expressed support for a text in which they pledged to continue efforts “to increase global vaccine production capacities in order to meet global needs,” an EU official with direct knowledge of discussions said. The official was not authorized to speak publicly because discussions were ongoing.

Leaders also called “for work to be stepped up to ensure global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines” and supported the U.N.-backed COVAX program. COVAX aims to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 shots for low-and middle-income countries.

— By Samuel Petrequin

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BERLIN — Austria is restricting travel from Britain amid concern about a variant of the coronavirus found spreading there.

Starting immediately, the Alpine nation’s health ministry says only Austrians or residents of Austria will be allowed to enter the country from Britain. Starting June 1, all flights from the UK will be banned from landing in Austria.

Britain has been added to Austria’s list of “virus variant countries,” along with Brazil, India and South Africa.

The variant currently spreading in Britain was first detected in India. On Friday, Germany announced it was restricting travel from Britain because of the same variant.

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WASHINGTON — The White House says the United States on Tuesday will reach 50% of American adults fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

President Joe Biden previously set a goal of having 70% of all adults receiving at least one dose of the vaccine by July 4th.

The White House has ramped up is vaccine distribution, and coronavirus case and deaths have dramatically fallen across the nation.

There are currently three vaccines in use in the United States. The Biden administration has increased the number of inoculations it is exporting to other nations.

— By Jonathan Lemire

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The Latest: CDC: Cases In Fully Vaccinated Remain Rare