State’s coronavirus death toll rises to a record 1,727 in one week; cases up to 152,760
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – Almost a year and a half since the first case of coronavirus in Florida, the latest outbreak is recording weekly increases: 1,727 deaths (247 per day), of which 339 are the most recent, and 152,760 cases (21,823 per day)).
Good news, the 16,457 hospitalizations are lower than the record 17,295 eight days ago and the weekly positivity rate for the first infection of 16.8% is down 3 percentage points in one week. Also nearly three quarters of adults receive at least one dose of the vaccine.
A greater percentage of young people are recently affected. The under 12 age group has the most new cases with 26,475. In the 12-19 age group, the positivity rate is highest among the classes at 23.1% with 21,740. new cases and only 49% fully vaccinated. Conversely, the positivity rate is 11.7% for those 65 and over with 87% fully vaccinated.
In data released by the Florida Department of Health late Friday afternoon, the cumulative death toll is 43,979 and cases are 1,179,714, with the state last week becoming the third in the country to surpass the milestone. 3 million.
And based on a cumulative CDC deaths total of 43,640 from the previous day, the most recent daily increase is 339.
The highest seven-day weekly increase last year was 1,266 (181 per day). On August 27, it was 770 (110 per day). And the cases on that date have reached 25,032 (3,576). The daily positivity rate for the first time was then 9.04% with the target of 5% or less.
Until recently, the death toll was 1,266 on August 16, 2020. And cases reached 107,653 (15,379 per day) on January 8.
The previous week’s gain in deaths was 1,486, so this week’s increase is 16.2% and the previous week was 1,071. Last week the increase in the number of cases was 150,714, slightly less than the record 151,764.
The state has recorded 389 deaths that occurred in the past week with 346 deaths the week before and 286 previously. Among the newly reported deaths was one child under 16, bringing the total to 11 since the pandemic, with 28 additional deaths among 16-29 for a total of 207.
Deaths can take days, or even weeks, to be reported to the state, so the numbers fluctuate.
The most recent death toll was 189 on August 9.
Highest number of deaths in one day: 242 on August 5, 2020.
The record increase was 276 on August 11.
New cases in the state over one week were 151,749, which is different from the increase of 152,760 due to the revisions. Two weeks ago, the increase was 151,764.
The daily record for cases is 27,584 reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, surpassing the past record of 26,385 on Tuesday with 21,183 on Wednesday.
The CDC now only reflects the date of onset of cases and deaths rather than when reported to the Florida Department of Health. It may take several days, or even weeks, for the state to receive a report of a death. The CDC has revised previous cumulative totals twice weekly as more data is reported.
The state has never listed the increases on its website and reports since its disbandment, as the media, including WPTV, did the math every day.
Daily cases have exceeded 8,000 a day since July 15, 12,000 since July 21, 15,000 since August 2.
On June 4, Florida moved to weekly reports from daily – the first state in the country to report data every seven days. Additionally, the state dashboard has been removed, along with current hospitalization data. Michigan and Ohio, which are in the top 10 for most deaths, report deaths only a few days a week.
The CDC lists the seven-day moving average of 21,643 with the high of 21,761 on August 16.
According to data received by the CDC on Thursday, deaths in the United States have increased by 1,222 and cases by 165,870.
The first-time daily positivity rate was 7.8 seven weeks ago. The daily high was 23.38% on December 28.
The state, which is the third most populous with 16.5% of the population, is the fourth in the country, behind California with 65,033, Texas with 54,901 and New York with 54,139. Texas has passed New York.
Florida is third behind California with 4,084,799 and Texas with 3,531,043.
The overall rate of first-time positivity is 20.3%, up 0.5% in one week.
State reports do not include deaths and non-resident cases.
The weekly reports do not list the deaths for each county but include other data:
Palm Beach County: Cases: 197,754 residents (8,595 new). Average positivity for the first time last week: 13.9%.
County of Saint Lucia: Case: 40,193 residents (2,322 new). First daily positivity from last week: 25.1%.
Martin County: Case : 17,003 inhabitants (648 new). First daily positivity of last week: 14.7.
Indian River County: Case: 18,847 residents (1,299 new). First daily positivity from last week: 23.9%.
Okeechobee County: 5,935 residents (534 new). Positivity of the first day of last week: 35.6%.
Broward County: 320,837 residents (11,664 new). First daily positivity from last week: 12.9%.
Miami-Dade County: 620,499 inhabitants (16,706 new). Positivity of the first day last week: 10.4%.
In other data, the state reported 12 deaths under the age of 16 (increase of one) and 381,573 cases (342,378 the previous week). At the other extreme, for those 65 and over, there are 34,894 deaths (33,815 the previous week), or 79.3% of the total) and 414,669 cases (398,785 the previous week), or 13, 0% of the total.
The state’s death rate (case versus death) was 1.4%, of which 8.4% for those 65 and over but less than 1% for the youngest, except 1.8% for those aged 60- 64 years old. It is 1.7% in the United States and 2.1% worldwide.
In deaths per million, Florida has 2,031 (20th in the country), 1,970 in the United States, 576.5 in the world. New York, which accounts for 8.8% of deaths in the country, has 2,812 per million, second behind New Jersey with 3,018.
Deaths in Florida account for 6.9% of total infections in the United States and 8.3% of cases. The state comprises 6.6% of the American population.
Since the first two cases were announced on March 1, 2020, Florida’s total has risen to 14.8% of the state’s 21.48 million people, sixth in cases per million. In cases per 100,000 for seven days, Florida is second at 705.4 with Mississippi No. 1 at 71.8 and Louisiana No. 3 at 696.4, according to the CDC.
The CDC has ordered states to generally count one case per person unless the virus is re-contracted for more than 90 days.
Florida is third in total tests with 36,062,075. Some people have taken more than one test.
Over the past week, there have been 676,144 tests, or 99,592 per day. On December 23, there was a record 150,587 tests.
Hospitalizations reached 16,457 from a record 17,295 on August 19, 4,262 on July 10 with the until recently record 10,179 on July 23, 2020, according to data from the US Department of Health. Of the 264 reporting hospitals, 28.17% are occupied by COVID-19 patients and 85.15% (50,592) with all patients from the 59,413 beds in total. The day before, 256 hospitals reported data.
In CDC state immunization data, 74.5% of the Florida population aged 18 and older received at least one dose (12,851,670) and 62.2% fully immunized (10,728,461). President Joe Biden had set a national target of 70% vaccinated by July 4 with at least one dose by adults and the current figure is 73.7. Totally vaccinated is 63.0%.
Twenty-five states (three more than last week) meeting the 70% standard are Hawaii (87.3%), Vermont (86.8%), Massachusetts (86.7%), Connecticut (85 , 2%), New Jersey (82.9%), New Mexico. (82.9%), Maine (82.4%), Rhode Island (82.3%), California (81.9%), Pennsylvania (81.8%), Maryland (80.6%), Washington ( 80.4%), New York (79.3%), Illinois (77.9%), New Hampshire (77.4%), Virginia (76.8%), Delaware (75.7%), Colorado ( 74.9%), Oregon (74.8%), Florida (74.5%), Minnesota (74.5%), Utah (71.9%, Nebraska (70.5%), Kansas (70.0 %, Texas (70.0%). The three worst percentages: Wyoming 55.4%, West Virginia 55.8%, Mississippi at 57.1%.
Also reaching the benchmark, Puerto Rico (82.4%), Guam (80.3%), District of Columbia (78.4%).
For ages 12 and over in Florida, 72.6% received at least one dose (13,566,552) and the full series is 60.0% (11,218,442).
For the total population, the percentage is 62.1% (13,574,363) and the full series is 51.0% (11,219,987).