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Coronavirus: Hospitalisation risk ‘up to seven times higher’ for unvaccinated

covid 19 vaccinations at a doctor's office in berlin

It’s up to seven times more likely for Covid-19 patients to end up in hospital if they’re unvaccinated, according to the latest comparative data compiled by the health ministry until March 8.

The numbers exclude post-Covid patients still receiving treatment in hospital.

The ministry says a quadruple to seven-fold greater risk of hospitalisation exists for the unvaccinated compared to those who are partly or fully vaccinated.

Currently, 55 per cent of hospitalised covid patients are unvaccinated, 8 per cent are partly vaccinated and 2 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Thirty-five per cent of hospitalised patients have also received their booster dose, with 80.5 per cent of them being over 70.

Numbers indicate a significant shift to vaccinated Covid patients, as less than a month ago, the unvaccinated hospitalised patients were almost 70 per cent but that percentage has gone down ever since.

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