Florida reports 18,807 new COVID-19 cases, drop in vaccinations


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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The most recent COVID-19 numbers reported by the Florida Department of Health show a sustained drop in the number of new cases reported per week compared to the previous report. However, the state reported the number of vaccinations administered had fallen, compared to the previous week.

For the week of Oct. 8 to Oct. 14, the Florida Department of Health’s report says there are 3,620,562 cumulative COVID-19 cases, an increase of 18,807 from the week of Oct. 1 to Oct. 7.

From Oct. 8 to Oct. 14, the total number of COVID-related deaths stands at 57,859. That is an increase of 1,192 deaths from the previous week’s report, a smaller increase than the week prior.

The positivity rate the week before was 3.8%, according to the DOH. Last week’s percentage was 4.8%. Cumulatively, the state’s new COVID case positivity is 21.1%, the weekly report shows.

Vaccination numbers across the state show the number of doses administered has fallen week-over-week. According to FDOH’s report, from Oct. 8 to Oct. 14, an additional 71,500 people were vaccinated for COVID-19. During the previous week, 97,541 people were vaccinated.

The current cumulative total of doses administered reported in the DOH weekly data is 13,790,450 compared to the previous report of 13,718,950.

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