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In Florida, 1,983 new COVID-19 cases added to state toll as hospital patients increase

Devoun Cetoute, Miami Herald on

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MIAMI — Florida reported 1,983 COVID-19 cases and one new death on Thursday, according to Friday’s report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based on Miami Herald calculations of CDC data.

In all, Florida has recorded at least 3,697,624 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 61,631 deaths. In the past seven days, on average, the state has added 69 deaths and 1,899 cases per day, according to Miami Herald calculations of CDC data.

About 13,240,664 eligible people in Florida — 61.6% of the state’s population — have completed the two-dose series of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or have completed Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine, according to the CDC.

Here’s how many people have been fully vaccinated in South Florida and Manatee County, according to the CDC.

—In Miami-Dade County, about 2,125,257 people, or 78.2% of the county’s total population, are fully vaccinated.

—In Broward County, about 1,278,356 people are fully vaccinated, or 65.5% of the county’s population.

—In Palm Beach County, about 924,023 people are fully vaccinated, or 61.7% of the county’s population.

—In Monroe County, about 54,208 people are fully vaccinated, or 73% of the county’s population.


—In Manatee County, about 232,196 people are fully vaccinated, or 57.6% of the county’s population.


There were 1,343 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Florida, according to a Friday report by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, which compiled data from 262 Florida hospitals.

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients increased by 24 from Thursday’s report, when 259 hospitals submitted data.

COVID-19 patients take up 2.31% of all inpatient beds in the latest report’s hospitals, compared to 2.29% reported in the previous day’s report. Of the people hospitalized in Florida, 279 people were in intensive care unit beds, an increase of 16.

That represents about 4.34% of the state’s ICU hospital beds, compared to 4.24% the previous day. The Miami-Dade County report no longer includes hospitalization information.

Broward County’s Friday report said there were 109 COVID-19 patients in the county’s hospitals, an increase of seven from the previous day’s report.

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