CDC: Puerto Rico Now Leads US In Percentage Vaxxed

Axios reports:

Puerto Rico has the highest percentage of people fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in the United States as of Oct. 19, according to data from the CDC. The island has managed to accomplish such feats amid frequent power outages, earthquakes and high dependence on imports of health technologies from outside the region.

By the numbers: 72.2% of Puerto Rico’s total population of 3.3 million are fully inoculated against the virus, according to CDC data. The territory also has one of the U.S’s lowest COVID community transmission rates, with only 18 confirmed cases among 100,000 residents in the last seven days.

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