Unvaccinated 15 times more likely to die from COVID-19 in Wisconsin | Local news – Community News
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Unvaccinated 15 times more likely to die from COVID-19 in Wisconsin | Local news

In October, unvaccinated residents were 4.9 times more likely to get a COVID-19 infection, 10.8 times more likely to be hospitalized with the disease and 15.2 times more likely to have it deaths than vaccinated residents.

In October, as the delta strain of the coronavirus continued to challenge Wisconsin, there were 2,255.1 cases of COVID-19, 132 hospitalizations and 27.3 deaths per 100,000 people who were not fully vaccinated, the state health department said. Among those who were fully vaccinated, there were 456.4 cases, 12.2 hospitalizations and 1.8 deaths per 100,000.

The statistics are age-adjusted, as vaccination and disease rates vary by age group.

Compared to September, when the differences between the two groups were comparable, the number of cases has decreased slightly and the death rate between the two groups has increased slightly. The number of hospital admissions increased among the unvaccinated and decreased among the vaccinated.