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New Data Trends Released By Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department Reveals Number Of Breakthrough COVID-19 Cases Remains Low

Oct. 8, 2021

The Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department has developed a new document to share data trends relating to COVID-19, including highly requested information regarding age distribution, hospitalizations, and vaccination status.

From August 30 to October 3, the key data points for information collected from cases in Benzie and Leelanau Counties:
• Increasing cases: COVID-19 cases continue to rise, more than doubling in numbers since August 30 to September 12.
• Hospitalization: 15 people were hospitalized as a result of contracting COVID.
• Vaccination status: The majority of cases were not vaccinated at the time of this report summary.
• Breakthrough cases: Between January 1, 2021 and September 8, 2021, there have been 117 fully vaccinated individuals diagnosed with COVID-19, with the average age of the breakthrough infesctions in Benzie-Leelanau as 57.9 years old. The number of breakthrough cases remains low. Since January 2021, the percentage of breakthrough cases is 0.46%
More key trends are outlined by the health department here.

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