Florida on Monday reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 23,930 more COVID-19 cases and 968 deaths, according to Miami Herald calculations of CDC data.
Case and death data was not reported Sunday by the CDC, so what was reported Monday includes two days’ worth of data. In this most recent phase of the pandemic, Florida through the CDC has reported deaths in Monday and Thursday clumps.
All but 88 of the newly reported deaths — about 91% — occurred since Aug. 16, according to the Herald analysis. About 57% of the newly reported died in the past two weeks, the analysis showed. The majority of deaths happened during Florida’s latest surge in COVID-19 cases, fueled by the Delta variant.
In all, Florida has recorded at least 3,442,090 confirmed COVID cases and 49,251 deaths.
In the past seven days, on average, the state has added 325 deaths and 12,465 cases to the daily cumulative total, according to Herald calculations of CDC data.
About 11,845,110 eligible Floridians — 55.2% of the state’s population — have completed the two-dose series of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, or have completed Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine, according to the CDC.
VACCINATIONS IN SOUTH FLORIDA AND MANATEE COUNTY
The CDC reports that every county’s level of community transmission is high. Here’s how many people have been fully vaccinated in South Florida, according to the CDC.
▪ In Miami-Dade County about 1,892,448 people, or 69.7% of the county’s total population, are fully vaccinated.
▪ In Broward County about 1,145,612 people are fully vaccinated, or 58.7% of the county’s population.
▪ In Palm Beach County, about 838,643 people are fully vaccinated, or 56% of the county’s population.
▪ In Monroe County about 48,340 people are fully vaccinated, or 65.1% of the county’s population.
▪ In Manatee County about 207,018 people are fully vaccinated, or 51.3% of the county’s population.
COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS IN FLORIDA
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Monday report, there were 11,547 COVID-19 patients reported from 257 Florida hospitals.
That’s 154 fewer patients than Sunday’s report from 259 hospitals. In Monday’s report, COVID-19 patients take up 20.01% of all inpatient hospital beds compared to 20.06% in the previous day’s reporting hospitals.
Of the people hospitalized in Florida, 2,796 people were in intensive care unit beds, a decrease of 32 from the previous day’s report. That represents 42.51% of the ICU hospital beds at the 257 hospitals reporting data, compared to 43.22% the previous day.
What’s not clear is if these continued decreases are because this COVID-19 wave is ebbing or because some of the people in the recent hospitalization spike are now part of the death toll reported over the past two weeks.
Monday’s Miami-Dade report says hospitals had 930 COVID-19 patients on Sunday, nine more than the previous day’s report. There were 48 patients discharged and 46 new COVID patients, the fewest new patients in weeks. Of the 46 new patients, 43 of them (93.5%) aren’t fully vaccinated.
Intensive care unit patients moved a half step, up two to 265.
Broward County’s Monday report said there were 935 COVID patients in the county’s hospitals, a decrease of six from Sunday’s patient population.
Miami Herald staff writer Carli Teproff contributed to this report.