NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New numbers show breakthrough cases in the Tri-State Area make up a small fraction of new COVID-19 infections.

Breakthrough cases are when vaccinated people test positive for the virus.

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At least 8,700 vaccinated New Yorkers contracted COVID as of April 1. That’s out of nearly 11 million people who are fully vaccinated.

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In New Jersey, there were about 3,700 breakthrough cases by June 28. That’s among 4.4 million vaccinated people.

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In Connecticut, 854 vaccinated people tested positive for COVID as of July 16. That’s out of more than 2 million vaccinated people.

CBSNewYork Team