Florida COVID update: 325 more deaths added to state tally, patients continue to decrease

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Florida on Monday reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 4,177 more COVID-19 cases and 325 deaths, according to Miami Herald calculations of CDC data.

In all, Florida has recorded at least 3,639,280 confirmed COVID cases and 58,933 deaths.

Of the deaths added Monday, about 81%, occurred over the past 28 days and about 45% in the last two weeks, according to Herald calculations of CDC data.

The CDC did not update case and death figures for Florida over the weekend.

In the past seven days, on average, the state has added 113 deaths and 1,877 cases per day, according to Herald calculations of CDC data.

FLORIDA COVID VACCINE RATES

About 12,756,457 eligible Floridians — 59.4% of the state’s population — have completed the two-dose series of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or have completed Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

VACCINATIONS IN SOUTH FLORIDA AND MANATEE COUNTY

Here’s how many people have been fully vaccinated in South Florida and Manatee County, according to the CDC.

In Miami-Dade County, about 2,043,987 people, or 75.2% of the county’s total population, are fully vaccinated.

In Broward County, about 1,234,631 people are fully vaccinated, or 63.2% of the county’s population.

In Palm Beach County, about 895,874 people are fully vaccinated, or 59.9% of the county’s population.

In Monroe County, about 51,795 people are fully vaccinated, or 69.8% of the county’s population.

In Manatee County, about 223,158 people are fully vaccinated, or 55.3% of the county’s population.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Florida

There were 2,333 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Florida, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Monday report. This data is reported from 258 Florida hospitals. That is 15 fewer patients than Sunday’s report, continuing a trend of decreasing hospitalizations.

COVID-19 patients take up 4.12% of all inpatient beds in the latest report’s hospitals, compared to 4.16% in the previous day’s reporting hospitals.

Of the people hospitalized in Florida, 573 people were in intensive care unit beds, a decrease of 20. That represents about 9.52% of the state’s ICU hospital beds compared to 9.58% the previous day.

Monday’s Miami-Dade County report said there were 249 COVID patients in the county’s hospitals on Sunday, an increase of 21 from the previous day’s report. Of the 14 new COVID patients, 11 (78.57%) had not been vaccinated.

Broward County’s Monday report said there were 240 COVID patients in the county’s hospitals, a decrease of 39 from the previous day’s report.

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