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COVID-19 Breakthrough Cases Up 43% In Washington State

SEATTLE, Wa. – The Washington State Department of Health says there’s been a 43% increase in COVID-19 breakthrough cases.

The Department says while most of the cases have seen mild on no symptoms, 3 percent of people were hospitalized.

To date, only 2.5 percent of fully vaccinated Washingtonians have had a breakthrough case of the virus.

“If you are already vaccinated, getting a booster dose of vaccine is the best way to decrease your chance of getting a breakthrough infection,” said Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett, MD, MPH, Chief Science Officer. “Even without a booster dose, those who are vaccinated are less likely to become very ill and need hospitalization, and a booster dose decreases the risk even more.”

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