Vaccinated People are Dying from the Delta Variant, but in Small Numbers and Almost All Are Over 50, UK Data Shows


Published 28 Jun 2021, Insider

Of those who were fully vaccinated who caught the Delta variant, 50 died, data from Public Health England that was published on Friday indicated.

The figure represents almost half of the total 117 deaths associated with the variant in the UK, where Delta now represents most cases.

But experts said this does not undermine what we know about the efficacy of the vaccines, given that the deaths come from age groups at higher risk and represent a tiny proportion of the 92,029 Delta cases analyzed.

Deaths among people who got the Delta variant as of June 21, as reported by Public Health England