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Coronavirus: Six per cent of hospitalised have received booster

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Six per cent of hospitalised coronavirus patients have received the booster shot and contracted the virus two weeks or more after its administration, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

According to the ministry’s data, which recorded hospitalisations in the last week, those patients are over the age of 62.

Another one per cent of hospitalised patients are those who received the booster and got infected with the virus less than two weeks later.

The data for coronavirus hospitalisations compared to vaccinations was published as part of the ministry’s efforts “to enhance transparency and proper information of citizens”.

They confirmed the statistic included in the announcement of daily coronavirus cases that the vast majority of those hospitalised with the virus, 78 per cent, are unvaccinated.

Fully vaccinated patients with both vaccine doses or the single-dose Janssen jab account for two per cent of hospitalisations while those where more than five months and two weeks have passed since their latest jab account for 12 per cent of hospitalisations.

One per cent of the patients are “partially vaccinated”, meaning they only had one vaccine dose from a two-dose vaccine.

Post-Covid patients are not included in the data, the health ministry said.

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