FL Department of Health COVID July 17 2021

COVID FLORIDA: Cases Double In Week, Positivity Rate Soars, Again

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FL Department of Health COVID July 17 2021
Official Florida Department of Health Graphic showing huge rise in COVID-19 cases for week starting July 9th. (Courtesy FDOH).

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Florida’s COVID situation is bad and getting worse, as what may be another wave is engulfing the sunshine state.

We reported Friday on numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control. While those numbers are tabulated daily, the State of Florida continues to release official numbers just weekly. Those numbers paint the picture of a deteriorating situation.

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 has soared over the past several weeks, with 45,603 new positive tests for the week of July 9th. The week of July 2nd brought 23,562 positive test. The week of June 25th brought 15,998. The week of June 18th brought 11,800. That means cases have quadrupled in four weeks.

The positivity rate state-wide is now 11.5 percent. That, too, is nearly four times what it was for the week of June 18th, when the official positivity rate was 3.8 percent.

The number of people receiving vaccines is down, with 804,732 thousand people receiving the vaccine in Florida for the week of May 7th, but just 224,326 for the week of July 9th. Of those eligible for the vaccine, just 59 percent in Florida are vaccinated.

A total of 38,388 people have died in Florida from COVID-19. The CDC reports the moving 7 day death average is 32, meaning approximately 224 people have died in Florida, from COVID-19, over the past 7 days.

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