Florida COVID-19 report: 2,576 cases, 15,300 more vaccinated, hospitalizations plunging

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Florida reported 2,576 more COVID-19 cases and one new death on Friday, according to Saturday’s report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based on Miami Herald calculations of CDC data.

In all, Florida has recorded at least 3,623,046 confirmed COVID cases and 57,712 deaths.

In the past seven days, on average, the state has added 186 deaths and 2,600 cases per day, according to Herald calculations of CDC data

FLORIDA VACCINATIONS

About 12,616,885 eligible Floridians — 58.7% of the state’s population — had completed the two-dose series of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or received Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine, according to the CDC.

VACCINATIONS IN SOUTH FLORIDA AND MANATEE COUNTY

The CDC reported that the level of community transmission remains high in Miami-Dade but substantial in most of the state and even down to moderate in some counties. Here’s how many people have been fully vaccinated in South Florida and Manatee County, according to the CDC.

In Miami-Dade County, about 2,017,413 people, or 74.3% of the county’s total population, are fully vaccinated.

In Broward County, about 1,220,429 people are fully vaccinated, or 62.5% of the county’s population.

In Palm Beach County, about 887,303 people are fully vaccinated, or 59.3% of the county’s population.

In Monroe County, about 51,262 people are fully vaccinated, or 69.1% of the county’s population.

In Manatee County, about 220,719 people are fully vaccinated, or 54.7% of the county’s population.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS IN FLORIDA

There were 3,073 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Florida, according to a Saturday report by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, which compiled data from 255 Florida hospitals. The number of hospitalized COVID patients dropped by 184 from Thursday’s report. This continues a trend of decreasing hospitalizations.

COVID-19 patients occupied 5.53% of all inpatient beds in Saturday’s report, compared to 5.83% in Friday’s report.

Of the people hospitalized in Florida, 835 people were in intensive care unit beds, a decrease of 61. That represents about 13.2% of the state’s ICU hospital beds, compared to 14.05% from Friday’s report.

Saturday’s Miami-Dade County report said there were 306 COVID patients in the county’s hospitals on Friday, an increase of one from the previous day’s report. Of the 26 new COVID patients, 22 (84.6%) had not been vaccinated. Intensive care patients numbered 86, a decrease of two from the previous day.

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