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Florida adds 4,671 new coronavirus cases

Florida added 4,671 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 2,208,584. The state also added 37 new COVID-19 deaths. Florida’s death toll is now up to 35,534.The Agency for Health Care Administration reported 2,455 people in Florida hospitals with a primary COVID-19 diagnosis, almost 25% less than Saturday.

Sunday is usually the day with the lowest case numbers and death toll because data tends to be collected and entered at a lower rate on the weekends. This Sunday’s report said there were 4,671 new COVID-19 cases, 36 residents and one non-resident whose death was caused by COVID-19.For the coronavirus pandemic, Florida reports 2,208,584 cases, 34,848 resident deaths and 35,534 total deaths. Saturday’s state-wide positive test rate was 6.95%, the highest in five days.

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration reports the number of patients hospitalized statewide with a primary diagnosis of COVID. The data, which is updated at least every hour, does not differentiate between the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital intensive care units and those in acute-care beds, which require less attention from nurses.The health agency on Sunday said there were 2,455 people hospitalized, 816 less than 2:46 p.m. Saturday, a 24.9% plummet. South Florida two largest counties were part of this drop, compared to Saturday: Miami-Dade, down 42 to 526; Broward, down 107 to 353; Palm Beach, up to nine to 203; and Monroe staying at one.

As of Sunday, 8,512,825 people in Florida have been vaccinated against coronavirus, an increase of 69,029 from the day prior. Of the more than eight million vaccinated, 5.7 million have completed their full vaccination series. In Hillsborough, about 524,882 people have been vaccinated. In Pinellas nearly 413,334; in Polk, 226,848; in Manatee, 165,019; in Pasco, 195,955; in Hernando, 65,711; and in Citrus, 58,590.

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