The National Institute of Health in Italy announced that about 99 percent of those who died of Covid-19 disease since last February had not received the two doses of vaccination against the virus.
The institute said in a statement that during the period from February 1 to July 21, there were 423 Covid deaths among people who were vaccinated with the two doses, out of a total of 35,776 deaths, which represents 1.2 percent.
He added that the medical records of 70 of those who died despite being fully vaccinated showed that their average number of chronic diseases was 5 compared to the 3.7 number of Covid deaths among people who did not receive the vaccine.
A study included in a periodic report on corona deaths, published by the institute, showed that the few people who were fully vaccinated and who nevertheless died of the disease were much older than those who died without getting fully vaccinated, with an average age of 88.6 compared to 80.
In addition, they were suffering from more underlying health problems before contracting the virus.
Italy witnessed an increase in the number of people wishing to receive the vaccine, especially after the government announced that obtaining the vaccine would become a mandatory condition for practicing a number of activities, including eating indoors, and entering places such as gyms, swimming pools, museums and cinemas.