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5 things to know about COVID vaccine booster shots

Scott Sutton
1:00 PM, Sep 27, 2021

Key Florida Facts To Know:

No CDC data Thursday, Friday, Saturday; weekly state report Friday not until Tuesday. Hospitalizations updated.
CDC surveillance report shows 667 additional cases posted Saturday for total of 3,684,999.

The state of Florida is no longer releasing data daily and instead switched to weekly reports. In daily reports, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is showing deaths that occurred that day with the numbers updated as new ones are reported for that date and back-adjusted twice a week. The last back-adjusting was Monday.

Covid tracker

Deaths: 61,147 residents, which is 0 that occurred most recently and posted Wednesday, 0 Tuesday. Seven-day total moving average daily is 1 (deaths occurred then). Deaths in past seven days: California 624, Texas 579, Pennsylvania 520, Georgia 397, Ohio 77. Florida 7 (occurred in past week and reported to CDC). U.S. deaths Tuesday 1,504.

Cases: 3,684,332 residents, which is 1,523 posted Wednesday, 1,605 Tuesday. Last week 1,712. Record 27,743 Aug. 26. Seven-day moving average daily is 1,511 (1,467 posted Nov. 9 lowest since 1,336 June 11, 2020) and record 21,688 Aug. 16. Cases in past seven days: Michigan 55,956, Pennsylvania 42,896, Ohio 39,326, New York 36,730, California 36,545, Illinois 32,329, Minnesota 29,577. Florida 10,579 (21th). U.S cases Tuesday: 100,636. Florida 1.5%.

Tests: 43,407,716 (through Nov. 17). In last seven days: California 2,029,318, New York 987,316, Illinois 664,996, Massachusetts 546,790, Florida 419,397 (59,914 daily), Texas 393,765.

Vaccinations: At least one dose: 15,318,838, which is 71.3% of the total population (83.0% of adults, 81.2% of 12 and older, 75.3 of 5 and older). Fully: 13,100,793, which is 61.0 of the total population (71.8% of adults, 70.1% of 12 and older, 64.4% 5 and older). Booster all ages 2,402,202, which is 18.4% of the total population fully vaccinated (19.4% adults, 39.3% 65 and older). U.S. at least one dose: 231,367,686, which is 69.7% of total population (82.2% adults, 80.3% 12 and older, 74.1% 5 and older). Full: 196,168,756, which is 59.1% of total population (70.9% adults, 69.1% 12 and older, 62.8% 5 and older). Booster all ages 37,499,004, which is 19.1% of fully vaccinated (20.5% adults, 42.1% 65 and older).

Hospitalizations: 1,272 for covid (2.24% capacity), record low, according to U.S. Health and Human Services. Previous day 1,322 (2.31%). Week ago 1,374 (2.37%). Record high 17,295 (29.35%) Aug. 19, according to the Florida Hospitalization Association in data obtained by the CDC. Total beds in use 41,480 (72.08%). 57,551 total beds. 256 hospitals reporting; previous day 256. Florida 11th in U.S. with covid hospitalizations with Michigan first with 4,164 (18.87%), Pennsylvania second with 3,995 (13.27%), Ohio third with 3,755 (12.21%), California fourth with 3,404 (5.43%), Texas fifth at 3,313 (5.2%), New York sixth with 2,911 (6.14%), Arizona seventh with 2,590 (15.44%), Illinois eighth with 2,107 (6.85%), Colorado ninth tie with 1,528 (13.09%), Wisconsin ninth tie with 1,528 (12.09%). U.S. hospitalizations: 53,314 for covid (7.06%). Previous day 52,956 (6.99%), week ago 50,577 (6.56%). 556,556 total beds in use (72.83%). 5,947 hospitals reporting; 5,949 day before.

CDC
Weekly deaths released last Tuesday from CDC compiled by Jason Salemi, Phd, at University of South Florida

Palm Beach County: 4,239, weekly increase 38 increase, previous week 33

Martin: 510, weekly DECREASE 1, previous week 0

St. Lucie: 1,032, weekly increase 6, previous week 4

Indian River: 562, weekly increase 1, previous week 2

Okeechobee: 155, weekly DECREASE 18, previous week 0

Broward: 4,870, weekly increase 25, previous week 39

Miami-Dade: 9,066, 47 weekly increase, previous week 73

Friday's state report
Note: Death totals not released for counties but CDC reporting them weekly

State death toll: 61,081 residents, 384 increase, week ago 363 increase, lowest since 282 July 28, record 2,468 nine weeks ago, 37 occurred in past week, 33 previous.

State total cases: 3,677,968 residents (9,891 increase in week, fewest since went to weekly reports June 4, record 152,760 12 weeks ago, 10828 new cases, 10,746 previous week).

State first-time positivity rate: 2.5%, lowest since state went to weekly reports June 4 (2.5% last week)

Palm Beach County: Cases: 227,099 residents (802 new, 713 last week). First-time positivity average in past week: 2.5%.

St. Lucie County: Cases: 48,032resident (82 new, 105 last week). First-daily positivity in past week: 1.8%

Martin County: Cases: 20,310 residents (61 new, 57 last week). First-daily positivity in past week: 2.7%

Indian River County: Cases: 22,234 residents (48 new, 49 last week). First-daily positivity in past week: 2.6%

Okeechobee County: 7,414 residents (16 new, 11 last week). First-daily positivity in past week: 4.0%.

Broward County: Cases: 35,9,719 residents (1,067 new, 1,037 last week). First-daily positivity in past week: 2.1%

Miami-Dade County: 677,570 residents (1,967 new, 2,124 last week). First-daily positivity in past week: 1.7%.

This page was updated on Saturday, Nov. 27 2021

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