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Covid-19 infections in Florida drop to lowest level since June

Covid-19 infections in Florida drop to lowest level since June

Health team members perform covid-19 tests in Miami, August 2, 2021. EFE / EPA / CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH

Miami, October 22 (EFE). — Florida recorded 15,314 new cases of COVID-19 for the week of October 15-21, the lowest weekly number since mid-June, and adding eight consecutive weeks of declines in infections, it said Friday. State Ministry of Health.
That equates to less than 2,200 new infections per day, far below the more than 21,000 new daily cases reported during the peak of the summer wave last August.
Florida’s positivity rate fell that week to 3.4%, the ninth consecutive week that that rate has fallen, despite counting 106 deaths.
According to the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Florida has recorded a total of 36,35,103 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 58,803 deaths related to the pandemic since its start in March 2020.
The Florida Hospital Association (FHA) noted in its updated information today that the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is 2,251, when there were 17,000 patients in the past.
“The summer wave of delta (alternative) Florida is over!” The FHA noted on its Twitter account.
The Florida Department of Health said the number of those vaccinated over a 12-year period in the state is as high as 73% of the population, for a total of 1,91,19,043 people.

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