Florida COVID-19 cases and positivity rate rising – WPLG Local 10

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.– Floridas COVID-19 cases increased this week at a rate not seen in more than 2 months, the states newest information shows.From July 2-8, there were 23,697 new cases confirmed in Florida, the highest weekly increase since 29,263 brand-new cases were reported the week that began April 30. The new case positivity rate likewise spiked to 7.8%, the greatest because 10-week span without a doubt. Recently it was 5.2% and the week before that 3.8%. Vaccinations have actually gradually decreased over the previous 10 weeks, with 207,089 dosages administered this week, according to the Florida Department of Health metrics launched Friday.Forbes reported Thursday that Florida is among the states with the highest COVID-19 cases per capita and among the states where hospitalizations are climbing.AdPresident Joe Biden stated today that more COVID vaccinations are needed as the Delta variant spreads.”We require to go to community by neighborhood, area by neighborhood, and oftentimes door-to-door, literally knocking on doors,” Biden said.The Delta version is expected to soon take over as dominant pressure in Florida, researchers state, noting that it is currently the most typical pressure of the virus in the United States, representing nearly 52% of cases.In South Florida, Broward Health, Memorial Regional and Jackson Memorial all inform Local 10 News that they are seeing greater COVID-19 hospitalization numbers this week. They say they dont test for variations so arent sure the number of their cases are of the Delta version, however they associate it to being a post-holiday influx.AdAmong Floridas qualified population (ages 12 and older), 58% have actually been vaccinated.Miami-Dade (73%), Broward (66%), Monroe (68%) and Palm Beach (62%) counties all have greater vaccination rates than the state average.Last month, Florida ended its day-to-day COVID-19 reports and now releases weekly data on Fridays.VIEW THIS WEEKS FULL REPORT BELOW: Copyright 2021 by WPLG Local10.com – All rights reserved.