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Florida COVID update: 1,632 new cases added; more people in the hospital

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MATIAS J. OCNER/mocner@miamiherald.com

Florida reported 1,632 COVID-19 cases and one new death on Monday, according to Tuesday’s report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based on Miami Herald calculations of CDC data.

In all, Florida has recorded at least 3,691,420 confirmed COVID cases and 61,539 deaths.

The CDC did not release Florida COVID figures on Thanksgiving, Friday and Sunday, causing an artificially lower seven-day case and death average than where state averages currently stand.

Looking at these lower averages, in the past seven days the state has added 56 deaths and 1,230 cases per day on average, according to Herald calculations of CDC data.

FLORIDA COVID VACCINE RATES

About 13,184,332 eligible Floridians — 61.4% of the state’s population — have completed the two-dose series of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or have completed Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

VACCINATIONS IN SOUTH FLORIDA AND MANATEE COUNTY

Here’s how many people have been fully vaccinated in South Florida and Manatee County, according to the CDC.

In Miami-Dade County, about 2,116,458 people, or 77.9% of the county’s total population, are fully vaccinated.

In Broward County, about 1,272,822 people are fully vaccinated, or 65.2% of the county’s population.

In Palm Beach County, about 920,376 people are fully vaccinated, or 61.5% of the county’s population.

In Monroe County, about 54,039 people are fully vaccinated, or 72.8% of the county’s population.

In Manatee County, about 231,316 people are fully vaccinated, or 57.4% of the county’s population.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Florida

There were 1,228 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Florida, according to a Tuesday report by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, which compiled data from 227 Florida hospitals. Hospitalized COVID patients increased by 14 from Monday’s report, when 241 hospitals submitted data.

COVID-19 patients take up 2.32% of all inpatient beds in the latest report’s hospitals, compared to 2.29% reported in the previous day’s report.

Of the people hospitalized in Florida, 274 people were in intensive care unit beds, an increase of 11. That represents about 4.47% of the state’s ICU hospital beds, compared to 4.59% the previous day.

The Miami-Dade County report no longer includes hospitalization information.

Broward County’s Monday report said there were 86 COVID patients in the county’s hospitals, a decrease of one from the previous day’s report.

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