Florida COVID update for Monday: 33 deaths and 4,237 new cases, 5M completed vaccines

Michelle Marchante, Carli Teproff
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Florida’s Department of Health on Monday announced 4,237 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The state also announced 33 new deaths. Of those who died, 32 were residents.

Mondays, like Sundays, usually see fewer cases because less data is processed during the weekend.

On Monday, the state reported the results of 65,712 residents tested on Sunday. The state’s percent positivity decreased from 8.61% to 7.90%.

The state has recorded a known total of 2,173,138 coronavirus cases and 35,142 deaths. Among those who died, 34,471 were residents and 671 were nonresidents.

More than five million Floridians have completed the two-dose series of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna or have completed Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine, according to Monday’s vaccine report.

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COVID-19 in Florida

Miami-Dade County reported 927 new cases and five deaths, putting its pandemic totals at 471,595 cases and 6,049 deaths. In Miami-Dade, 401,026 people have received the first dose of Pfizer or Moderna and 683,360 people have either received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or have completed the two-dose series of Pfizer or Moderna. Percent positivity decreased from 10.15% to 7.1200%.

Broward County reported 571 new cases and one death, putting its pandemic totals at 229,073 cases and 2,784 deaths. In Broward, 284,947 people have received the first dose of Pfizer or Moderna and 456,675 people have either received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or have completed the two-dose series of Pfizer or Moderna. Percent positivity increased from 7.29% to 8.02%.

Palm Beach County reported 232 new cases and 6 deaths, bringing its cumulative count to 139,199 cases and 2,723 deaths. In Palm Beach, 216,590 people have received the first dose of Pfizer or Moderna and 376,327 people have either received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or have completed the two-dose series of Pfizer or Moderna. Percent positivity decreased from 8.23% to 7.50%.

Monroe County added 10 new cases and no deaths. Pandemic totals in the Keys are at 6,752 cases and 50 deaths. In Monroe, 11,470 people have received the first dose of Pfizer or Moderna and 19,846 people have either received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or have completed the two-dose series of Pfizer or Moderna. Percent positivity increased from 4.32% to 5.59%.

Florida COVID-19 hospitalization

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration reports the number of patients hospitalized statewide with a “primary diagnosis of COVID.” The data, which is updated at least every hour, does not distinguish between the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital intensive care units and those in acute-care beds, which require less attention from nurses.

Government officials use current hospitalizations to decide the next steps in fighting the pandemic.

As of 7 p.m. Monday, the agency said there were 3,436 people hospitalized. Of these, Miami-Dade had 621; Broward, 518; Palm Beach, 229; and Monroe, 4, the agency said.

According to Miami-Dade’s New Normal Dashboard, county hospitals have reported 633 COVID-19 patients, up from 607 on Sunday. There were 66 new patients and 64 were discharged.

State hospitalization data doesn’t always match Miami-Dade’s New Normal Dashboard data for various reasons, including the frequency of daily updates.

This breaking news article will be updated.