One hundred people who had been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus died from the disease in Massachusetts in late July, according to the state Department of Public Health.
In about three-quarters of breakthrough cases, patients reported having underlying conditions, the department said. The mean age of the deceased was 82.5 years.
Deaths represent a small fraction, about 0.002 percent, of all fully vaccinated people in the state, according to state health officials.
“Breakthrough cases in Massachusetts are incredibly low, and those hospitalized or who have died are even lower,” department officials said in a written statement.
“All available data continues to support that all three vaccines used in the US are highly protective against serious illness and death from all known COVID-19 variants. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is getting vaccinated, “the statement said. aggregate.
The department also reported 395 extraordinary hospitalizations in the state.