COVID-19 in Florida: 2,069 new cases, 11 more resident deaths

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Florida added 2,069 coronavirus cases Sunday to bring the cumulative total to 2,310,335. With 11 more fatalities, 36,474 Florida residents are now dead.

Florida’s weekly positivity rate has been decreasing in the past four weeks. The weekly positivity rate from the week starting May 16 was 4.38%, compared to 4.84% reported the week before that.

In the first week of May, Florida’s weekly positivity rate was 5.63%.

Each report includes deaths from several previous days, as it can take two weeks or more for fatalities to be logged.

As of Sunday’s report, the latest seven-day case count is 18,331, compared with 22,198 in the previous seven days. The latest seven-day death toll is 399, compared with 344 one week earlier.

Across the state, 2,078 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Sunday at 2:11 p.m. including 134 in Orange County, 57 in Osceola, 40 in Lake and 42 in Seminole.

To date, 95,779 people have been hospitalized in Florida, according to the state’s report, which includes 45 newly reported hospitalizations since Saturday’s update.

The state’s online tool updates several times throughout the day.

Statewide, 10,005,987 people have received at least one vaccination shot, including 7,965,477 who have completed their shot regimens. The count is a snapshot through Saturday, based on the report released Sunday.

Of those who have received at least the first dose, 3,806,115 are over the age of 65.

To date, 13,224,455 people have been tested in Florida, 19,954 more than Saturday’s total.

A detailed breakdown of who has been vaccinated so far can be found here.

Statewide, the latest positivity rate reported Sunday for Saturday’s test results by the Florida Department of Health was 3.91%, but that’s for new cases only and excludes anyone who previously tested positive. For all tests, including re-tests, the positivity rate was 5.37%.

Central Florida added 375 cases Sunday for a total of 420,340: 119 more in Orange for 141,737; 64 more in Polk for 70,483; 48 in Osceola for 45,781; 39 in Volusia for 44,479; 21 in Brevard for 42,661; 23 in Seminole for 35,023; 50 in Lake for 30,726; and 11 in Sumter for 9,450.

There were 2 new deaths across all eight Central Florida counties bringing the region’s toll to 6,331. Polk County has the most coronavirus fatalities in the region with 1,362, followed by 1,293 in Orange, 890 in Brevard, 832 in Volusia, 646 in Lake, 520 in Osceola, 509 in Seminole and 279 in Sumter.

See details on all Central Florida cases here.

The most recently available breakdown of Florida’s coronavirus cases can be found here. The most recently available county-by-county data can be found here.

List of mobile coronavirus and antibody testing sites in Central Florida by county

The virus has infected more than 166 million people and has killed more than 3.4 million worldwide, according to the Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center. Nationwide, 33 million people have been infected and more than 589,827 have died.

Florida ranks third in the nation in known virus infections, surpassing New York. California leads with 3.6 million, followed by Texas with 2.9 million, according to the White House coronavirus report dated Friday.

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Symptoms? Do this

Are you feeling stressed or depressed from the COVID19 outbreak? There are resources available for you. You can contact the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or visit https://www.samhsa.gov/disaster-preparedness

How to protect yourself

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home when you are sick and avoid contact with people in poor health.

  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

  • Clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Questions? Here are numbers to call

The Florida Department of Health has set up a call center to answer questions about coronavirus. There’s a number for Orange County, too.

The Florida Department of Health’s number is 1-866-779-6121 and is available Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents may also email questions to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

In Orange County, the number to call is 407-723-5004; it’s available Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For mental-health help, here is a list of resources.

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