It appears that people who have been vaccinated who end up requiring hospitalization for Covid-19 have a higher chance of dying. This might sound a little bit paradoxical, but keep in mind this does not automatically mean people who are vaccinated have a higher chance of dying. It just means if the vaccine didn't protect people from getting extremely sick, those people probably had a higher chance of dying anyway. The chance of death for a vaccinated person in the hospital is 18.2%, compared to somewhere between 6.5 to 13.6% for all patients hospitalized for Covid-19. 4,115 people have been hospitalized or died with Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated. The total number of individuals who died after contracting Covid-19 despite vaccination is 750. 76% of hospitalizations and deaths from breakthrough cases occurred in people over the age of 65. Covid breakthrough cases: CDC says more than 4,100 people have been hospitalized or died after vaccination (cnbc.com) June 25, 2021 750 out of 4115 people is 18.2%. This means that 18.2% of people who were hospitalized for Covid-19 despite having been vaccinated ended up dying. This cohort study of patients with COVID-19 who were admitted to US medical centers revealed high in-hospital mortality of 13.6%. However, over the course of the pandemic, there was a reduction in mortality of more than 15 percentage points between March (22.1%) and August (6.5%). The in-hospital mortality in the current study was similar to that reported in other published US studies. Mortality increased in association with increasing age. Patients 80 years or older represented the age group with the highest mortality, with 76% of the deaths in patients over the age of 65. Outcomes and Mortality Among Adults Hospitalized With COVID-19 at US Medical Centers | Critical Care Medicine | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network Although this study did not look specifically at unvaccinated people, we are repeatedly told that most of those who are hospitalized are unvaccinated. This comparison indicates that hospitalization rates are not necessarily an indicator of death. Vaccinated persons could still be 64% less likely to require hospitalization and yet still have the exact same chance of dying as unvaccinated persons, as a hypothetical example.