Health officials provided new data that shows how effective vaccines and booster doses are at preventing people from dying due to COVID-19.

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told reporters that unvaccinated people are 97 times more likely to die from COVID than those who have received the primary vaccine series and the booster shot.

Walensky provided data highlighting the increased risk of hospitalization unvaccinated people have.

Walensky said that while the number of new cases and hospitalizations were down over the past week, the number of deaths has ticked up slightly.