By Guy Page
So far this month, eight fully vaccinated Vermonters have died of Covid-19, the Vermont Dept. of Health reported this morning. Nine unvaccinated Vermonters have died. There are no fatalities among the partially vaccinated.
In response to a request by Vermont Daily Chronicle, DOH Spokesperson Ben Truman emailed this morning:
“Based on our latest data, from 10/1/2021 – 10/16/2021, among Vermont residents deaths associated with COVID-19:
Fully – Vaccinated: 8; Rate among fully vaccinated Vermont residents: 0.18 per 10,000 residents.
Partially Vaccinated: 0
Not vaccinated: 9; Rate among not vaccinated Vermont residents: 0.45 per 10,000 residents.”
89.3% of eligible Vermonters have received at least one dose of vaccine. 80% of eligible Vermonters are fully vaccinated, according to the Dept. of Health dashboard.
As reported yesterday, Last week Vermont Covid-19 hospitalizations decreased two percent among less/non-vaccinated Vermonters, while rising nine percent among the fully vaccinated, Vermont Dept. of Health statistics say.
Hospitalization among unvaccinated/not-fully-vaccinated Vermonters remains 3.2 times greater than vaccinated Vermonters. The statistics show the gap of infection and hospitalization rate – long much higher among the unvaxxed/not-fully-vaxxed – growing smaller in recent weeks.
This post is updated from a previous post this morning, due to updated information provided by DOH.