COVID cases in Brevard continue to decline as the vaccination rate falters
COVID cases in Brevard continue to decline as the vaccination rate falters

COVID cases in Brevard continue to decline as the vaccination rate falters

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The Space Coast continues to see declining COVID-19 rates, according to a report released Friday by the Florida Department of Health.

From Feb. 11 to Feb. 17, Brevard County had 1,310 cases, a rate of 214.3 cases per year. 100,000 inhabitants. Last week, there were 2,884 cases or 471.9 cases per. 100,000 inhabitants.

The number of new cases in Brevard has dropped for five weeks in a row, after reaching a plateau of 11,559 a week from January 7 to January 13.

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The new case positivity rates followed the decline in cases. From Feb. 11 to Feb. 17, 8.7% of Brevard County residents who took a COVID-19 test tested positive, down from 16.5% a week ago.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveys, this still makes Brevard County a high-transmission community.

Signs lead people to the COVID-19 vaccination and testing facilities in the Florida Department of Health complex at 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.

A society with high transmission is one that has more than 100 new cases in one week per. 100,000 or a positivity rate of more than 10%. At present, cases in Brevard County were more than double the number per case. threshold rate of 100,000.

All 67 Florida counties exceed 100 new weekly cases per year. 100,000 inhabitants.

The number of residents who died from COVID-19 is also continuing to decline. According to preliminary CDC data, 12 residents of COVID-19 in Brevard died from February 5 to February 12, the latest available figures. A total of 1,828 people on the Space Coast have died from COVID-19 since January 2020.

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