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Florida reports 58,013 coronavirus cases, again shattering daily record

Deaths rise by 91 in three days, 133 in week
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Posted at 2:05 PM, Dec 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-30 22:59:08-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Florida's 58,013 new daily coronavirus cases shattered the state record for residents one day after breaking the mark with an updated 52,995, and were part of a weekly climb of 255,814, according to data submitted to the submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted Thursday. Also, hospitalizations have risen to 4,433, the highest in 2 1/2 months, but deaths rose by only 133 in one week after 83 the previous seven days.

In adjustments from the state, Wednesday's new cases changed from 46,923. Using the previous cumulative figure from Wednesday, the rise would be 77,848. Other days also were revised as more tests came in for a particular date.

Before the two-day spike, the previous record was 32,196 posted Saturday. During the surge from the delta variant, the record was 27,668 on Aug. 26.

The cumulative total is 4,090,000 behind California with 5,135,071 and Texas with 4,561,037. On Aug. 19, Florida surpassed 3 million and it was March 27 with 2 million and Dec. 2, 2020 for the first million. The first cases were reported in Florida on March 1, 2020.

Generally, at-home rapid tests are not reported nationally.

Deaths rose to 62,480, which is a 91 three-day increase. Last week's three-day rise was 66.

The state, which stopped issuing daily reports on June 4, didn't give any details on the processing of tests from labs, including whether there was a backlog because of the holiday weekend.

With the omicron spreading worldwide in the past month, Florida's cases have climbed exponentially from 1,947 17 days ago to 3,029, 4,104, 6,832, 8,785, 10,144, 10,942, 10,942, 14,978, 21,013, 27,978, 32,197, 27.939, 20,975, 29,129, 33,567, 52,995, 58,013.Twice week a CDC revises new daily cases in data provided by the state.

The last lowest cases daily total was 1,224 on Nov. 27, with the previous 1,191 June 9, 2020.

The weekly rolling daily average is a record 36,402, surpassing 31,111 the day before.

One week ago, 27,978 cases were reported. Since then there have been a record 255,814 infections.

The previous week it was 104,782. So that is a 2.5 times rise.

In the past week, Florida is second behind New York's 322,382 including 208,769 in the city and 113,613 elsewhere. California is third with 1348,200, New Jersey fourth with 122,142, Illinois fifth with 116,802, Texas sixth with 100,554.

On Thursday, New York reported a national-record 74,207 cases, one day after 67,090. California's state record is 61,016 on Jan. 1 with 37,673 reported Thursday. Texas' mark is 34,425 on Sept. 8 with an additional 15,600 Thursday.

Other states setting records Thursday are Illinois (30,386), New Jersey (27,975), Georgia (24,420), Massachusetts (21,137), Pennsylvania (19,436), North Carolina (18,571), Maryland (14,316), Tennessee (13,508), Virginia (13,500), Louisiana (12,467), Indiana (12,020), Wisconsin (8,905), Colorado (8,904), Alabama (8,256), Missouri (8,143), Connecticut (7,704), Arkansas (4,978), Rhode Island (3,918), Hawaii (3,484), Delaware (19,54), Vermont (1,371). Setting a record Wednesday was Ohio (20,320) with the most recent 19,774. Alaska, Iowa, Michigan, Kansas, Kentucky didn't report data Thursday.

The U.S. overall reported a record 486,428 cases, according to the CDC.

World figures are also skyrocketing, including a world daily record 1,874,615 , according to Worldometers.info Several world powers set records Thursday: Britain at 189,213 (population 68.4 million), Spain at 161,688 (population 46.8 million), Italy at 126,888 (population 603 million). France had 206,243 compared with record 208,999 day before (population 65.5 million). And Canada had a record39,826 (population 38.2 million).

Florida reached 946,279 tests in the past week, which comes to 135,283 daily. The record was 150,587 on Dec. 23 of last year.

Pennsylvania posted the most new deaths in the past week, 713. Ohio added 503, followed by Illinois 426, Tennessee 399, Texas 398.

California has the most deaths at 75,738 followed by Texas at 74,491. New York is fourth behind Florida at 59434.

The CDC reported 1,539 deaths most recently, one day after 2,092, which is the most since 2,230 Oct. 8. The world increase was 6,758, far below the record 17,540 on Jan. 27.

All seven South Florida counties' level of coronavirus transmission are listed as high, according to the CDC.

Positivity rates are 27.35 in Broward County, 24.77% in Miami-Dade 21.01% in Palm Beach County, 17.99% in Martin, 17.75 in St. Lucie, 13.87 in Okeechobee, 8.58 in Indian River.

Earlier this week, the CDC released the weekly death for each of the counties. Palm Beach County rose by 1 to 4,322, Martin by 2 to 523, St. Lucie by 1 to 1,047, Indian River none to 570, Okeechobee none to 163, Broward 12 to 4,978 and Miami-Dade 26 to a state-high 9,234.

Palm Beach County: 4,322, weekly increase 5, previous week 0

Martin: 523, weekly increase 2, previous week 1

St. Lucie: 1,047, weekly increase 1, previous week decrease 6

Indian River: 570, weekly increase 0, previous week 0

Okeechobee: 163, weekly increase 0, previous week 0

Broward: 4,978, weekly increase 12, previous week 9

Miami-Dade: 9,234, 26 weekly increase, previous week 26

Hospitalizations also are rising. In one day in Florida, they went up 597 to 4,433, the most since 4,568 Oct. 6. The previous day the rise was 588 and the day before 742. One week ago there were 1,913 so the amount has gone up about 2.5 times.

The record low is 1,228 Nov. 29 with the highest 17,295 Aug. 29.

Of the 257 hospitals reporting, 7.85% of the available beds are occupied with coronavirus patients. The total beds in use: 44,290 (78.18%). The previous day 231 hosptials reported.

In the U.S.. hospitalizations rose to 90,732 (12.26%) from 84,631 in one day. During the height of the delta surge hospitalizations surpassed 100,000.