Vermont, the state with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in the United States, matched a record for daily COVID-19 deaths set during a winter 2020 surge and reported a record 527 CCP virus cases on Nov. 4, according to state data tracked by Worldometers.
Six people in the state died of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, the pathogen that causes COVID-19, on Nov. 4, a death toll not seen since Dec. 27, 2020.
Between Aug. 25 and Nov. 3, deaths among the fully vaccinated population accounted for more than 60 percent of the state’s total COVID-19 deaths. In all, 62 of the 103 people who died during that 10-week period were fully vaccinated, according to Vermont’s vaccine breakthrough data.
The seven-day moving average of new COVID-19 cases in Vermont reached a record level in mid-September and has been trending upward since.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said 70 to 85 percent of COVID-19 hospitalizations and intensive care unit stays have been among people who haven’t taken a CCP virus vaccine.
“Enough is enough, it’s time to step up and get vaccinated, something over 90 percent of your fellow Vermont adults have done,” Scott said, according to New England Cable News.
Vermont had less than 60 total CCP virus deaths prior to the 2020 winter surge and prior to the approval of the three CCP virus vaccines. Since then, the death toll has risen to 384 as of Nov. 6. The state has reported that 72 of the total deaths have been among people who are vaccinated against the virus.
Infections, hospitalizations, and deaths linked to COVID-19 have risen in recent months among people who have had a COVID-19 vaccine, according to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But the bulk of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have occurred among unvaccinated Americans, the data show.
The rate of infections and deaths among the fully vaccinated rose by roughly tenfold from late June to mid-August, according to the CDC. The rate of CCP-virus-associated hospitalizations among the vaccinated rose by more than eightfold during the same time.
Vermont boasts the highest vaccination rate among the 50 states, with 71.6 percent of the population having been fully vaccinated.