According to Public Health data released by Alcoy City Council, in the last 14 days (maximum COVID-19 incubation period), the city of Alcoy has accumulated 21 cases of the disease. Of the cases, ten were vaccinated, and 11 were not. The average age of the vaccinated patients has been 51 years, while in the unvaccinated, the average age is almost 33, which could be because vaccination coverage is better in older people. The distribution by sex is similar in both groups, vaccinated and unvaccinated.
Regarding hospitalizations and ICU admissions, on the date that Public Health has provided the data, there have been four and one respectively in the last 14 days. All of the patients needing to be admitted to the hospital were unvaccinated.
Regarding the relative risk, the probability of getting sick once you are vaccinated is low in both groups because we are at a time of low incidence. However, the risk in unvaccinated is 1.04 cases per 1000 people, and that of vaccinated is 0.2 cases per 1000, which means that the risk of getting sick is currently being five times higher in not vaccinated versus vaccinated or, seen in another way, that the vaccine eliminates 84% of the risk of getting sick.
When speaking about the dangers posed by not being vaccinated, a spokesperson for the Alcoy City Council said:
“We insist on the importance of vaccination; we see that most of the people who have COVID-19 and who have had to be admitted are not vaccinated. This puts them at risk and also the people that surround them. So once again, we ask the few people who have not been vaccinated to do so.”