More than a quarter of Westfield residents are now fully vaccinated
WESTFIELD- The Health Department reported 33 new COVID-19 cases last week to bring Westfield’s pandemic total to 2,998.
For the fourth week in a row, no Westfield resident was reported to have died from COVID-19, keeping the pandemic total for deaths at 113. As of April 28 there were 46 Westfield residents in isolation with COVID-19.
This week’s case count marks the fifth week in a row in which COVID-19 cases fell after the spike in cases in late March.
Vaccination levels in Westfield continue to increase a week after all persons over the age of 16 were made eligible to receive their shot nationwide.
As of April 29, 16,067 Westfield residents, about 38 percent of the city’s population, have received at least one dose of any COVID-19 vaccine. 11,017 Westfield residents are considered fully vaccinated, meaning they have received both doses of either the Pfizer-BioNTech Moderna vaccines, or they received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Twenty-six percent of the city’s population is fully vaccinated.