The death toll from COVID-19 in Florida is approaching 69,000
The death toll from COVID-19 in Florida is approaching 69,000

The death toll from COVID-19 in Florida is approaching 69,000

The death toll from COVID-19 in Florida rose above 68,000 this week – to 68,902 – as the state reported 1,330 more deaths due to coronavirus complications.

This is the highest number of weekly deaths since early October.

Across Florida, the number of new cases dropped by more than half. The weekly report from the Florida Department of Health, released Friday, showed 42,473 new positive tests for the week of February 11-17, down from 103,022 last week.

In the greater Tampa Bay area, 11,448 people tested positive, down from 22,501 a week earlier.

The positivity rates for new cases continue a downward trend coming in at 8.2%, down from 14.3% a week earlier.

As of Friday, 4,637 people are hospitalized across the country with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19. That is a decrease of more than 26% compared to a week earlier.

Vaccination rates for persons aged five years and up remained virtually unchanged from the previous week.

The following is a summary from February 11-Feb. 17:

Cases: 5,775,171 positive cases, an increase of 42,473 from the week before.

Vaccinations: 15,379,508 residents of Florida have been vaccinated, a weekly increase of 16,036. In total, 74% of Florida’s population over the age of five have received at least one dose of vaccine, roughly the same rate as a week ago.

Positivity rate: The positivity rate for new cases across the country was 8.2%, down from 14.3% the previous week.

Deaths: Deaths: A total of 68,902 residents of Florida have died from a primary diagnosis of COVID-19, an increase of 1,330 from the previous week.

(NOTE: Cases and deaths in the report may have happened days or weeks earlier, according to government officials. Also, the state now only counts deaths involving residents of Florida.)

Distribution of office:(February 11-February 17)

Amt Cases (increase) Positivity (fr.) # Vaccinations % Vaccinated (prev.) *
Hillsborough 368,092 (4,324) 11.9% (15.9%) 977,637 69% (69%)
Pinellas 204,837 (2,086) 9.3% (14.1%) 654,959 69% (69%)
Polk 197,390 (1,514) 9.7% (16.4%) 448,937 66% (66%)
Sarasota 87,634 (1,237) 11.9% (16.7%) 328,929 77% (77%)
s√łko 93,876 (818) 11.1% (16.1%) 268,455 69% (69%)
Pasco 120,110 (1,095) 10.6% (17.7%) 352,103 68% (67%)
Hernando 41,326 (374) 11.7% (19.7%) 113,981 61% (61%)

* – The vaccination rate now includes children aged 5-11 years.

ABOUT DATA: From June 4, 2021, Florida Department of Health no longer offers daily updates on coronavirus data, and instead issues a county-by-county and state-wide weekly breakdown on COVID-19 cases, deaths and other information. Cases and deaths in the report may have happened days or weeks earlier, according to government officials. The state also now only counts deaths involving residents of Florida.


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