Florida reported far fewer cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, adding 25,523 new cases. This is a decrease of 39.8% compared to the previous week’s figures of 42,373 new cases of the virus causing COVID-19.
Florida ranked 31st among the states where coronavirus spread the fastest per capita. person, shows a USA TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. In the past week, coronavirus cases in the United States fell by 33.7% from the week before, with 461,986 reported cases. With 6.45% of the country’s population, Florida had 5.52% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, five states had more cases in the past week than they had in the week before.
Sarasota County reported 662 cases and 33 deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 1,256 cases and 27 deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 89,894 cases and 1,488 deaths.
Manatee County reported 460 cases and 40 deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 807 cases and 33 deaths. Throughout the pandemic, it has reported 95,225 cases and 1,345 deaths.
Across Florida, cases dropped in 66 counties, with the best drop in Miami-Dade County, with 3,209 cases from 4,691 a week earlier; in Hillsborough County, with 2,976 cases out of 4,325; and in Broward County with 1,555 cases from 2,664.
Florida ranked 19th among states in the proportion of people who received at least one shot, with 78% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 76.3%, shows a US TODAY analysis of CDC data. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most widely used in the United States, require two doses to be administered every few weeks.
In the week ending Saturday, Florida reported having administered an additional 137,253 vaccine doses, including 40,561 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 254,023 vaccine doses, including 42,465 first doses. In total, Florida reported that it has administered 36,093,122 total doses.
In Florida, the worst weekly outbreaks were per capita. person in Hillsborough County with 202 cases per 100,000 pr. week; Jefferson County with 190; and Highlands County with 187. Centers for Disease Control say high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per year. 100,000 a week.
Adding the most new cases overall was Miami-Dade County, with 3,209 cases; Hillsborough County, with 2,976 cases; and Orange County, with 1,969.
In Florida, 888 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 1,330 people were reported dead.
A total of 5,844,229 people in Florida have been tested positive for coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 69,790 people have died from the disease, data from Johns Hopkins University shows. In the United States, 78,939,203 people tested positive and 948,397 people died.
Florida’s COVID-19 hospital admissions are falling
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data from Sunday, February 27th.
Likely COVID patients admitted to the state:
- Last week: 4,711
- The week before: 6,166
- Four weeks ago: 12,473
Likely COVID patients admitted to the country:
- Last week: 68,999
- The week before: 81,263
- Four weeks ago: 164,615
Hospitals in one state reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in two states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Hospitals in four states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the past week than a week before, the U.S. TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.
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