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According to the latest data from the LA County Department of Health, cases continued to increase rapidly in all groups, but at significantly lower levels for those vaccinated.

By News Desk

For the week ending December 25, case rates were much higher for those unvaccinated. There were 991 new cases per 100,000 unvaccinated; 588 cases per 100,000 fully vaccinated without booster; and 254 cases per 100,000 fully immunized with boosters.

The hospitalization rate ratio was 9 when comparing the unvaccinated to those fully vaccinated without a booster, which means a 9 times higher hospitalization rate for the unvaccinated compared to this protected group. Most notably, the hospitalization rate ratio was 38 when comparing the unvaccinated to those fully vaccinated with boosters, meaning that fully vaccinated and stimulated people were 38 times less likely to be hospitalized. than unvaccinated ones.

Vaccinated vs unvaccinated

The vaccine also continues to provide strong protection against hospitalization and death, according to data from the county health department. Rate ratios are one way to assess the protection offered by vaccines. These ratios compare the rates of the result in unvaccinated people with the rates of the same result in fully vaccinated people. The higher the rate ratio, the more protective the vaccine against the outcome.

Finally, at the end of December, fully vaccinated people were 22 times less likely to die than unvaccinated people. It should be noted that the death rate ratio remained stable during the last outbreak. While the increase in deaths usually lags behind transmission surges, it is clear that the increase in the number of people vaccinated will help reduce the worst consequences of COVID infections.

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