- Weekly COVID-19 cases continued to increase this week as Florida approached 6 million infections. The state recorded an average of more than 5,600 cases per day over the seven days from May 7th to 13th. This is a 20% increase from the previous week, and the number of infections has increased for the eighth straight week. Hospitalizations are also increasing, with approximately 1,300 COVID-19 patients confirmed as of Friday. This is an increase of 23% from the previous week.
- Public health experts haven’t sounded the alarm yet. The University of Florida epidemiologist Thomas Hradish said Florida is facing “swells” rather than waves. If the incident had happened again, as it did last winter, they would have already done so. However, there may be another variant BA.5 on the horizon. It is more infectious than previous cousins and seems to be better at evading existing immunity. Experts monitor it to see if it can propel another summer wave.
- The United States is at stake One million lives lost According to COVID-19. However, recent reports indicate that if all adults were vaccinated, Americans could have prevented more than 300,000 deaths from COVID-19. Brown University Public Health.. It reminds us that vaccines are still the best tool for serious infections and deaths.
39,397: Number of cases reported in Florida during the past week from May 7th to 13th.
5,628: The average number of cases per day for those 7 days has increased by 20% from the previous week.
5,997,998: Total number of cases recorded in Florida.
one two three: Number of deaths reported in the last week.
74,178: Total number of pandemic deaths in Florida.
43,260: Vaccinations given last week (first or second) decreased by 12% compared to the previous week.
83 percent: The total population of Florida that is at least partially vaccinated.
67 percent: Total population of fully vaccinated Florida.
77 percent: The total population of the United States that is at least partially vaccinated.
66 percent: The total population of the United States fully vaccinated.
30,345: The booster dose given in Florida last week decreased by 8% compared to the previous week.
26 percent: Boosted total Florida population.
30 percent: The total population of the United States pushed up.
13.9%: Florida, compared to 13% last week.
9.9 percent: Hillsborough
1,268: Hospitalization in Florida, 23% increase compared to last week.
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349: Admission to Tampa Bay has increased by 39% compared to the previous week.
How to take the test
Tampa Bay: Times can help you find Free public COVID-19 test site In the bay area.
Florida: To the Ministry of Health Website List test sites in the state. Some information may be out of date.
America: To the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Website It can help you find a test site.
How to get vaccinated
COVID-19 vaccines over 5 years old and booster shots of eligible recipients are administered in clinics, clinics, pharmacies, grocery stores, and public vaccination sites. In many cases, you can book your booking online. Here’s how to find a site near you.
Find a site: visit Vaccine.gov Search for vaccination sites by zip code.
Other help: Call the National COVID-19 VaccinationAssistanceHotline.
phone: 800-232-0233. Help is available in English, Spanish, and other languages.
Disability information and access lines: Call 888-677-1199 or send an email to [email protected]
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Senior protection: Here’s how older people can do it: Ensuring safety from viruses..
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