US State With Highest Vaccination Rate Reports Record Number of New COVID Cases [AP Report]

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Vermont has the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in the United States, according to NPR and The Epoch Times.

The state also reported a record number of virus cases on Nov. 4the, according to U.S. News & World Report and Worldometers.

Vermont matched a record for daily COVID-19 deaths set during a winter 2020 surge.

Republican Gov. Phil Scott in a statement, “If we stayed at this level of cases, based on our current hospitalization rate, there is potential to see the number of people currently hospitalized increase to over 80, which would be a significant strain on the system.”

Despite the high vaccination rate in Vermont, Governor Scott said, “Enough is enough, it’s time to step up and get vaccinated – something over 90% of your fellow Vermont adults have done.”

“For those choosing not to receive the vaccine, you have an added responsibility to wear a mask indoors, keep 6 feet apart and get tested regularly, but certainly before gathering or avoid gatherings altogether,” Scott said.

“Choosing not to take these steps is leading to unnecessary illness, hospitalizations and death in our communities.”

However, Scott also estimated that somewhere between 30% to 15% of COVID-19 hospitalizations are individuals who have already been vaccinated.

From U.S. News:

Thursday’s case number could be driven by Halloween and other gatherings, he said, and urged Vermonters to gather wisely by wearing masks in indoor settings, even if vaccinated; being mindful of the size of gatherings; and encouraging guests at large events to be vaccinated…

More than 90% of Vermonters ages 12 and older have received at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19 and more than 80% have been fully vaccinated.

More from The Epoch Times:

Infections, hospitalizations, and deaths linked to COVID-19 have risen in recent months among people who have had a COVID-19 vaccine, according to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But the bulk of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have occurred among unvaccinated Americans, the data show.

The rate of infections and deaths among the fully vaccinated rose by roughly tenfold from late June to mid-August, according to the CDC. The rate of CCP-virus-associated hospitalizations among the vaccinated rose by more than eightfold during the same time.

Vermont boasts the highest vaccination rate among the 50 states, with 71.6 percent of the population having been fully vaccinated.

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