COVID infections among vaccinated in NYC ‘incredibly rare,’ de Blasio says

Coronavirus infections and serious illness from the disease among vaccinated New Yorkers are “incredibly rare,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, citing newly released city data.

Breakthrough infections — when someone contracts the coronavirus despite being immunized for it — account for few of the Big Apple’s COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations resulting from them, new figures compiled from January through August show.

Just 0.33 percent of New Yorkers who have completed their vaccine series have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, the data shows. Among those forced to the hospital from virus complications, 97 percent were not vaccinated, according to the tally.

“There are some breakthrough cases, that’s true, but

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