Since the start of July 2021, when the Department of Health detected the first cases of the Delta variant in Aruba, it spread quickly and drove a significant outbreak of COVID-19 cases and causing great concern.
Delta is more contagious than the other virus strains. We also experience it in Aruba when comparing the current outbreak with the previous ones.
As of September 12, 2021, in Aruba, we have a total of 70.105 (75%) vaccinated persons with AZV insurance, 12 years and older, and 23.668 (25%) non vaccinated persons with AZV insurance.
This information is essential to analyze: of the 70.105 (75%) vaccinated persons, 42 were hospitalized with COVID-19, and of the 23.668 (25%) non vaccinated persons 219 persons were hospitalized from July to September 12, 2021.
From all the data from July 1 to September 12, 2021, we can conclude that for every 10.000 non vaccinated citizens, 92 were hospitalized and for 10.000 vaccinated persons, 6 were hospitalized.
This analysis is based on statistics of persons with AZV General Health Insurance. The reason for using AZV figures is that the achieved results are real and reliable. These figures do not include undocumented persons or students studying abroad.
The Department of Health continues to evaluate and direct its vaccination policy through continued analysis. It proves to be very effective in preventing hospitalizations and also saving the lives of our citizens.