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New England Has Highest Vaccination Rates in U.S., Yet States Seeing COVID Cases Surge

Despite being the state with the highest vaccination rates, New England is seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases, the Associated Press reported.

According to statistics from AP, although “full vaccination rates across the six New England states range from a high of 69.4 percent in Vermont to 61.5 percent in New Hampshire”—higher than the U.S. average, 55.5 percent—parts of New England “are seeing record case counts, hospitalizations and deaths that rival pre-vaccine peaks.”

“I think it’s clearly frustrating for all of us,” said Michael Pieciak, the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation’s commissioner monitoring their COVID-19 statistics.

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