A surge of unvaccinated Covid-19 patients is straining US hospitals

A surge of unvaccinated Covid-19 patients is straining US hospitals
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Daily US Times: Federal data shows that twenty-six states in the US have fully vaccinated more than half of their population, but some hospitals are still filling up with coronavirus patients who didn’t get their shots.

In Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis said Friday that most of those who are eligible to get vaccinated have received at least one dose so far, highlighting the milestone.

With 75% of Colorado’s eligible residents having initiated vaccination against Covid-19. The governor described the milestone as “an important accomplishment,” but he also reminded that it also means that there’s 25% who are eligible, who still need to get vaccinated.

Polis pleaded with the unvaccinated to get their shots, reasoning that they hold the key to the availability of critical health care. As cases surge, some hospitals are reaching very close to their capacity limits.

Colorado has one of the US’s lowest Covid-19 case rates, according to data published Saturday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 163.6 new cases per 100,000 people over the past week.

Meanwhile, on the East Coast, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut have fully vaccinated against Covid-19 at least two-thirds of their population.

The three states are also among the states seeing the lowest rate of new cases per capita over the past week, CDC data shows.

Overall, according to CDC data, the US has fully vaccinated 53.7% of its total population while 73.7% of people 12 and older have received at least one dose as of Saturday.

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