Florida has fewer tools to fight omicron. Here's why.

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Welcome to today's edition of the Florida Coronavirus Watch Newsletter. Let's get you up to speed with the latest news of the day from the USA TODAY Network — Florida.

The week in review

Case and vaccine reporting is made available on a weekly basis. Here's a look at the Florida Department of Health's weekly report with data from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2.

  • ​​​Total cases last week: 10,892

  • Cumulative cases: 3,697,523

  • Total deaths last week: 35

  • Cumulative deaths: 61,701

  • Series completed vaccinations last week: 88,605

  • Cumulative series completed vaccinations: 9,568,305

  • Additional doses last week: 308,217

  • Cumulative additional doses: 2,957,193

  • Percentage positivity last week: 2.5%

  • Cumulative percentage positivity: 20.5%

Here's what's happening around the state

Latest fact checks

The good news

  • How a five-second YouTube clip sold University of Florida AD Scott Stricklin on Billy Napier: Kindness wins, always. While researching new Florida coach Billy Napier, a post-game interview — and interaction — caught the eye of athletics director Scott Stricklin.

  • He created a program behind bars to help inmates. Now he wants to launch it in Pensacola: Ken Bonner spent 28 years in prison helping inmates get ready for the outside world. Now, after recently moving to Pensacola, he hopes to teach a similar program for those outside of prison. "Everybody in prison has a get out of prison plan. But very few people who come out of prison have a stay out of prison plan," Bonner said.

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Megan's note of the day: Hope you had a restful weekend! Another Monday, another dog video. This one made me smile today.

Here's what's happening with the coronavirus in Florida today.

— Megan Kearney, mkearney@gannett.com

This article originally appeared on Fort Myers News-Press: Florida has fewer tools to fight omicron. Here's why.

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