Florida strikes up on High 10 record of states the place COVID-19 is spreading the quickest

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After New Yr’s Day 2022, Florida ranked fourth amongst states the place coronavirus was spreading the quickest on a per-person foundation, a USA TODAY Community evaluation of Johns Hopkins College information exhibits. That is 5 spots greater than the earlier week, when Florida ranked ninth within the state, in line with the evaluation.

Florida nonetheless on High 10 record the place virus is spreading the quickest

New coronavirus instances leaped right here within the week of New Yr’s, rising 142% as 302,179 instances had been reported. Within the newest week, COVID-19 instances in america elevated 104% from the week earlier than, with 2,833,203 instances reported. With 6.45% of the nation’s inhabitants, Florida had 10.67% of the nation’s instances within the final week. Throughout the nation, 49 states had extra instances within the newest week than they did within the week earlier than.

• To match, within the week of Christmas when Florida ranked ninth, instances rose 332.9% with 124,865 instances reported.

• Within the week earlier than that, Florida had reported 28,841 new instances of the virus that causes COVID-19.

COVID and omicron variant in Florida: What to know for those who’re uncovered or check constructive for coronavirus

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Issues to learn about omicron variant

The omicron variant was first recognized the day earlier than Thanksgiving in South Africa. Analysis has prompt omicron, whereas extra infectious, causes milder sickness than the delta variant.

Medical specialists say people who find themselves totally vaccinated needn’t fear, so long as they’ve a wholesome immune system. The information is even higher for folks with the vaccine.

How the vacations affected COVID assessments

Christmas and New Yr’s considerably disrupted who acquired examined, how many individuals acquired examined, what labs operated and what authorities companies reported on time. Among the Christmas weekend studies had been shifted into the newest week. Most states reported no instances in any respect the weekend of New Yr’s, which can bump these studies into the next week. Consequently, week-to-week comparisons can be skewed and these numbers can be unreliable at the same time as they’re correct to what states reported.

The bar charts are eye-opening. Examine coronavirus instances in Florida and the U.S. in our COVID databse

COVID case surge in Florida counties

Inside Florida, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person foundation included:

• Duval County reported 8,331 instances within the newest week. Per week earlier, it had reported 1,791 instances. All through the pandemic it has reported 178,482 instances.

• St. Johns County reported 1,788 instances within the newest week. Per week earlier, it had reported 517 instances. All through the pandemic it has reported 44,321 instances.

• Clay County reported 1,205 instances within the newest week. Per week earlier, it had reported 307 instances. All through the pandemic it has reported 35,880 instances.

• Nassau County reported 387 instances within the newest week. Per week earlier, it had reported 80 instances. All through the pandemic it has reported 16,258 instances.

Florida doesn’t straight publish county-level dying information.

Inside Florida, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person foundation included:

• Miami-Dade County with 3,678 instances per 100,000 per week

• Broward County with 2,496

• Palm Seaside County with 1,656

The Facilities for Illness Management says excessive ranges of group transmission start at 100 instances per 100,000 per week.

Including essentially the most new instances total:

• Miami-Dade County, with 99,926 instances

• Broward County, with 48,737 instances

• Palm Seaside County, with 24,792

Weekly case counts rose in 67 counties from the earlier week. The worst will increase from the prior week’s tempo had been in Miami-Dade, Broward and Orange counties, which you’ll be able to examine right here.

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What’s the COVID vaccination charge for Florida?

Florida ranked nineteenth amongst states in share of individuals receiving not less than one shot, with 74.5% of its residents not less than partially vaccinated. The nationwide charge is 73.3%, a USA TODAY evaluation of CDC information exhibits. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, that are essentially the most utilized in america, require two doses administered a couple of weeks aside.

Within the week ending Thursday, Florida reported administering one other 471,604 vaccine doses, together with 113,540 first doses. Within the earlier week, the state administered 605,070 vaccine doses, together with 137,227 first doses. In all, Florida reported it has administered 33,644,593 whole doses.

Who acquired the pictures? Florida COVID-19 vaccine tracker database

What number of in Florida died from coronavirus?

In Florida, 157 folks had been reported lifeless of COVID-19 within the week ending Sunday. Within the week earlier than that, 127 folks had been reported lifeless. A complete of 62,504 folks have died from the illness, Johns Hopkins College information exhibits.

Within the U.S., 826,060 folks have died.

What number of in Florida examined constructive for COVID-19?

A complete of 4,209,927 folks in Florida have examined constructive for the coronavirus for the reason that pandemic started, Johns Hopkins College information exhibits. Within the U.S., 55,114,057 folks have examined constructive for the reason that pandemic started.

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Florida’s COVID-19 hospital admissions rising

USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital information as of Sunday.

Probably COVID sufferers admitted within the state:

Probably COVID sufferers admitted within the nation:

Hospitals in 42 states reported extra COVID-19 sufferers than every week earlier, whereas hospitals in 32 states had extra COVID-19 sufferers in intensive-care beds. Hospitals in 48 states admitted extra COVID-19 sufferers within the newest week than every week prior, the USA TODAY evaluation of U.S. Well being and Human Providers information exhibits.

What’s one of the best ways to guard your self from COVID-19?

Vaccination is one of the best ways to guard your self and cut back the affect of COVID in your communities.

The identical precautions nonetheless apply:

The USA TODAY Community is publishing localized variations of this story on its information websites throughout the nation, generated with information from Johns Hopkins College and the Facilities for Illness Management. When you’ve got questions in regards to the information or the story, contact Mike Stucka at [email protected] or observe him on Twitter @mikestucka

This text initially appeared on Florida Occasions-Union: COVID: Florida No. 4 on record of states the place virus spreading quickest