Some vaccinated New Yorkers infected with the coronavirus

As the number of new positive COVID-19 cases in New York state has risen to more than a thousand in daily updates, state Department of Health officials told The Associated Press that only a tiny fraction of these new cases are supposedly outbreaks of infections among vaccinated New Yorkers.

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New infections across New York state reported on July 20 were 1,144 and hospitalizations were also on the rise with an increase of 46 hospitalized, ten more in intensive care and three more with intubation.

Department spokeswoman Abigail Barker said on Tuesday that at least 8,700 people vaccinated had tested positive for COVID-19. That’s out of the nearly 11 million New Yorkers who are fully vaccinated. And it’s also a fraction of the 244,000 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in New York City since April 1.

Officials say no vaccine is perfect, which means fully vaccinated people will occasionally be infected. Still, health officials are urging the public to get vaccinated at a time when the highly contagious delta variant is spreading and hospitalizations are on the rise.

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