Coronavirus deaths in state increase by 217 on weekdays, 11,048 cases


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla .– Deaths from lorida coronaviruses increased by 217 in one week, or 31 on average per day, and cases by 11,048, or 1,578 on average per day, according to the Florida Department’s weekly report of Health published Friday afternoon.

From the previous week’s report, deaths are down 73 but cases are up 843.

Two weeks ago, Florida moved to weekly reports daily – the only state in the country to report data for only seven days. Additionally, the state dashboard has been removed, along with current hospitalization data.

The daily positivity rate for the first time was 3.8 last week compared to 3.3 the week before.

The state, which is the third most populous state, has reported that 37,772 residents have died from coronavirus, which is the fourth in the country and that there are 2,321,929 cases, which ranks third. California leads in these two categories with 62,890 deaths and 3,700,750 cases.

In the previous week, the number of deaths increased by 290.

New cases in the state over one week were 11,873, which is different from the increase of 11,048 due to the revisions. In the previous week, there had been 12,629 new cases and it reached 43,576 on the weekend starting April 9, when the rate for the first time was 8.0%.

The overall rate of positivity for the first time is 16.9%.

Deaths reached as high as 1,500 per week last July.

State reports do not include deaths and non-resident cases.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is also receiving case and death data more frequently. The CDC has reported 65 deaths and 1,865 cases since Thursday.

The weekly reports do not list the deaths for each county but include other data:

Palm Beach County: Case: 148 184 residents (774 new). Average positivity for the first time in the previous week: 3.4%.

County of Saint Lucia: Case: 27,945 residents (175 new). Positivity of the first day last week: 4.3%.

Martin County: Case: 12,721 inhabitants (63 new). Positivity of the first day last week: 3.2%.

Indian River County: Case: 12,922 residents (51 new). Positivity of the first day last week: 3.1%

Okeechobee County: 4,244 residents (30 new). Positivity of the first day of last week: 7.0%.

Broward County: 245,828 residents (1,107 new). Positivity of the first day last week: 3.1%.

Miami-Dade County: 501,540 residents (2,231 new). Positivity of the first day last week: 2.8%.

In other data, the state reported 7 deaths under the age of 16 (no change) and 232,669 cases (231,228 the previous week). At the other extreme, for those 65 and over, there are 30,937 deaths (30,793 the previous week), or 82.0% of the total) and 322,607 cases (322,607 the previous week), or 13, 9% of the total.

The state’s death rate (case versus death) was 1.6%, including 9.6% for those 65 and over but less than 1% for the youngest, except 2.0% for those aged 60- 64 years old. It is 1.7% in the United States and 2.2% worldwide.

In deaths per million, Florida has 1,754 (26th in the country), 1,869 in the United States, 502.8 in the world. New York, which accounts for 8.9% of deaths in the country, has 2,774 per million, second behind New Jersey with 2,974.

Deaths in Florida account for 6.9% of total infections in the United States and 6.2% of cases. The state comprises 6.5 percent of the US population.

Since the first two cases were announced on March 1, 2020, Florida’s total has risen to 10.8% of the state’s 21.48 million people, the 18th case per million. In cases per 100,000 for seven days, Florida is 18th at 51.4 with Missouri No. 1 at 86.1, according to the CDC.

Florida is third overall in testing with 30,882,778 behind No.1 in California and No.2 in New York, according to the CDC. Some people have had more than one test.

In CDC state immunization data, 63.8 percent of the population aged 18 and older received at least one dose (11,005,189) percent and 53.0 percent in total (11,386,007 ). President Joe Biden had set a national target of 70 percent vaccinated with at least one dose by adults and the current figure is 65.7.

For ages 12 and older, 60.9 percent received at least one dose (11,378,634) and the full series is 51.3 percent (9,595,816).

For the total population, the percentage is 53.0% (11,386,007) and the full series is 44.7 (9,597,221).


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