Three South Forida Counties — Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade — remain in highest of three COVID-19 community levels, according to the Centers for Diseae Control and Prevention in its weekly update posted Thursday.
Coronavirus is surging in Florida with cases at the highest level since mid-February (60,204 past week), positivity rate of 13.4% greatest since early February, hospitalizations (1,941) most since mid-March and deaths' increase (270 for 14 days) up from 230 two weeks ago.
Florida's coronavirus deaths are the lowest since pandemic (230 in two weeks) though cases jumped nearly three times in four weeks at highest level since February (32.981), first-time positivity rate way above target 5% at 9.0%, hospitalizations up nearly 30% from record-keeping low April 11.
Florida's coronavirus deaths are among the lowest since the pandemic (292 over two weeks) though cases (20.860) are more than double in four weeks, the first-time positivity rate is back above the target 5% at 6.1% and hospitalizations are up more than 200 from a record-keeping low 11 days ago.
Florida's weekly coronavirus cases and positivity rate, and daily hospitalizations among the lowest levels since the start of the pandemic, and the weekly deaths, which lag behind other indicators, are fewest in two months.
Florida's coronavirus situation has subsided to levels near or before the omicron strain began to surge in December, including cases, positivity rate and hospitalizations. Deaths, which lag behind other indicators, is the lowest in three weeks.
Florida's coronavirus transmission level has dropped from "high" in every county to overall "substantial" in one week with South Florida counties varying from moderate in Martin County to substantial in Palm Beach County, Indian River, Okeechobee, Broward with Miami-Dade and St. Lucie "high.
Two years ago on March 1, 2020, the Florida Department of Health announced the first two COVID-19 cases in the state. After 730 days, residents' cases have risen to 5,808,620, including 2,164 new daily ones posted Tuesday by the CDC. The average is 7,957 per day.
Florida joined California and Texas in passing 70,000 residents' coronavirus deaths, taking 133 days to rise by at least 10,000. Daily residents cases' dropped under 2,000 with 1,875 posted Monday and 1,412 Sunday. Hospitalizations are down to 2,922.
Florida's coronavirus transmission is the lowest in more than two months with 3,698 new daily cases, which is 4% of the record just six weeks ago, and hospitalizations have dropped to 3,814, which is one-third during the omicron variant peak. Deaths rose 1,044 compared with 1,447 the week before.
Florida's coronavirus cases rose 32,373 in one week, about one third of a week ago and the lowest in two months. The positivity rate dropped to 8.2% from a record 31.3%, including Palm Beach County 6.1%. Deaths' increase of 1,330 was slightly higher than one week ago.
Florida reported 4,020 daily coronavirus cases, the lowest in two months, and the 5,502 hospitalizations with the disease are less than one half during the omicron peak 1 1/2 months ago but deaths, which lag behind those two other categories, rose 1,447 in one week.
South Florida's counties continue to show declines in virtually all of their cases, hospitalizations and positivity rates with the latter all under 23%, though deaths, which lag sometimes weeks behind other data, have increased.
Florida's coronavirus deaths' increase was 1,324, most early October, cases' rise declined 32.9% to 132,622,one-third of high three weeks ago, with 20,095 reported most recently, positivity rate dropped to 18.0%.
Florida's coronavirus deaths' increase nearly doubled in a week to 1,192, most since mid-October, but cases' rise declined 34.9% to 197,768, the lowest in one month, with 30,606 reported most recently, positivity rate dropped to 23.5%. Hospitalizations fell under 10,000.
Despite the temporary closure of all monoclonal antibody treatment centers in Florida following a controversial decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, COVID-19 patients still have options to get much-needed therapy, a Palm Beach County infectious disease specialist said Tuesday.
The Florida Department of Health closed all state-run monoclonal antibody treatment sites after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revoked infusion drugs from Regeneron and Eli Lilly because they didn't work against the omicron coronavirus variant that now accounts for nearly all U.S. infections.
Florida's coronavirus deaths rose 605 in one week, most since early November but cases' rise declined 48.7% to 288,638, the first decrease since late November, the positivity rate dropped to 26.8%. Hospitalizations are 11,468, which is 84 fewer than one week ago.
Every county in Florida remains in a high level of coronavirus transmission — several times above the minimum for that category for cases per 100,000 and positivity rate, which is at least one third percentage in South Florida. State reports 47,709 cases Tuesday.
Florida's coronavirus cases increased 31.2% in one week to a record 396,562, including 76,887 daily reported Friday. Positivity rate is record 31.2%, including 34.0% in Palm Beach County, one week after 26.5, hospitalizations are up 81% to 8,914.
Every county in Florida has high level of coronavirus transmission — several times above minimum for that category for cases per 100,000 and positivity rate in South Florida, according to weekly data from CDC. Hospitalizations rise to 7,646, twice as much as last week.