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Florida passes 30,000 coronavirus resident deaths

Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel on

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida’s resident death toll from coronavirus rose to 30,065 with the addition of 159 more reported fatalities on Monday while also adding 4,151 more positive COVID-19 cases to bring the total to 1,872,923.

The toll so far in February has hit 3,586 reported resident deaths, an average of 163 a day, which outpaces January’s average of 155 day. Those deaths, though, were from several previous days, as it can take weeks and sometimes several months for reports to appear.

With 530 non-Florida resident deaths, including two new deaths reported Monday, the state’s combined total stands at 30,595. Each report includes deaths from several previous days, as it can take weeks and sometimes several months for reports to appear.

Florida has seen about 1 in 714 of its residents die from the virus, while nationally it’s closer to one in 658 people, and worldwide it’s at about one in 3,158 of the planet’s 7.8 billion population.

With a population of about 21.5 million, about one in 11 people in the state have now been infected. That number is closer to one in 12 nationally and one in 70 worldwide.

Across the state, 4,175 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of 2 p.m. Monday including 218 in Orange County, 106 in Osceola, 88 in Lake and 74 in Seminole. The state’s online tool updates several times throughout the day.

 

More than 56,000 people were currently hospitalized hospitalized with COVID-19 across the United States as of Sunday, according to COVID-19 Tracking Project, which updates its data once a day.

To date, 79,096 people have been hospitalized in Florida, according to the state’s report, which includes 150 newly reported hospitalizations since Sunday’s update.

Statewide, 2,698,591 people have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, of which 1,398,394 people have received the second dose. The count is a snapshot through Sunday, based on the report released Monday.

Of those who have received at least the first dose, 2,038,204 are over the age of 65. A detailed breakdown of who has been vaccinated so far can be found here.

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