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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:

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. That last back-adjusting was Monday.

Covid tracker

Deaths: 58,143 residents, which is 1 that occurred most recently and posted Tuesday, 2 Monday. Weekly increase 843, previous week 1,678. Seven-day total moving average daily is 6 (deaths occurred then). Deaths in past seven days: Texas 1,380, Georgia 657, Pennsylvania 616, Ohio 508. Florida 47 (occurred in past week and reported to CDC). U.S. deaths reported Monday: 929.

Cases: 3,628,264 residents, which is 2,122 new ones post Tuesday, 1,861 Monday, 1,513 Sunday, which is lowest since 1,048 June 20;. Week ago 2,678. Record 27,766 Aug. 26. Seven-day moving average daily is 2,439 (lowest since 2,282 (July 1) and record 21,744 Aug. 16. Cases in past seven days: Texas 37,898, Florida 17,078 (10th in naiton). U.S. cases reported Monday: 51,249. Florida 4.1%.

Tests: 41,067,758 (through Oct. 12). In last seven days: California 1,890,634, New York 1,031,422, Illinois 570,072, Massachusetts 536,992, Florida 501,994 (71,713), Texas 488,162.

Vaccinations: At least one dose: 14,654,112, which is 68.2% of the total population (80.1% of adults, 78.3% of 12 and older). Fully: 12,660,652, which is 58.9% of the total population (69.5% of adults, 67.7% of 12 and older). U.S. at least one dose: 219,161,368, which is 66.0% of total population (79.0% adults, 77.2% 12 and older). Full: 189,487,793, which is 57.1% of total population (68.6% adults, 66.8% 12 and older). Booster all ages 10,681,175.

Hospitalizations: 2,730 for covid (5.09% capacity), lowest since mid-July, according to U.S. Health and Human Services. Previous day 2,852 (5.33%), week ago 3,460 (6.36%). Record 17,295 (29.35%) Aug. 19, according to the Florida Hospitalization Association in data obtained by the CDC. Total beds in use 42,779 (78.41%). 54,556 total beds. 233 hospitals reporting; previous day 232. Florida fifth in U.S. with covid hospitalizations with Texas first at 5,540 (9.03%), California second with 4,018 (6.63%), Pennsylvania third with 3,399 (11.92%), Ohio fourth 3,396 (11.91%). U.S. hospitalizations: 56,545 for covid (7.89%). Previous day 57,424 (8.02%), week ago 64,332 (8.96%). 552,242 total beds in use (76.05%). 5,493 hospitals reporting; 5,488 day before.

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

Palm Beach County: 4,060, weekly increase 56 increase, previous week 71

Martin: 500, weekly increase 6, previous week 5

St. Lucie: 990, 11 weekly increase, previous week 72

Indian River: 538 weekly increase 10, previous week 13

Okeechobee: 126, weekly increase 6, previous week 2

Broward: 4,698, weekly increase 84, previous week 92

Miami-Dade: 8,768, 120 weekly increase, previous week 144

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

State death Toll: 57,859 residents (1,252 increase, 1,368 increase last week, record 2,468 four weeks ago, 123 occurred in past week, 147 previous). Based on CDC total, the one-day increase was 148

State total cases: 3,620,562 residents (18,807 increase in week, 25,184 previous, record 152,760 seven weeks ago, 25,792 19,519 new cases).

State first-time positivity rate: 3.8% (4.8% last week)

Palm Beach County: Cases: 223,197 residents (1,430 new, 1,744 last week). First-time positivity average in past week: 4.1%.

St. Lucie County: Cases: 47,433 resident (283new, 397 last week). First-daily positivity in past week: 5.8%

Martin County: Cases: 19,952 residents (110 new, 194 last week). First-daily positivity in past week: 4.2%

Indian River County: Cases: 22,036 residents (83 new, 155 last week). First-daily positivity in past week: 3.2%

Okeechobee County: 7,370 residents (32 new, 60 last week). First-daily positivity in past week: 5.9%.

Broward County: Cases: 354,108 residents (1,903 new, 2,526 last week). First-daily positivity in past week: 3.4%

Miami-Dade County: 667,933 residents (3,033 new, 3,816 last week). First-daily positivity in past week: 2.2%.

This page was updated on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021

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