Florida’s COVID Cases Drop For 6th Consecutive Week; State Surpasses 3.6M Cases – Daytona Beach News-Journal

Florida’s weekly report of new COVID-19 cases declined for the sixth consecutive week, dropping nearly 32% since the previous week, the state Department of Health announced Friday.

From Oct. 1 to 7, the state reported 25,792 new COVID-19 cases compared to 37,772 new cases reported Sept. 24 to 30, according to the FDOH. The state’s total is 3,601,755.

The last time the state reported lower weekly case counts was July 2 to 8 with 23,697 new COVID-19 cases.

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The state’s positivity rate also dropped from 6.5% to 4.8% this week.

Florida’s COVID-19 death toll reached 56,667 Friday, after adding 1,368 fatalities. However, the DOH reported that 147 of those were deaths from last week. There is often a lag in reporting COVID-19 deaths. 

Local COVID numbersStatewideNew cases: 25,792

Total cases: 3,601,755

New deaths: 1,368

Total deaths: 56,667

Weekly positivity rate: 4.8%

Percent of population 12 years of age and older vaccinated: 72%

Flagler County New cases: 112

Total cases: 14,184

Weekly positivity rate: 6.2%

Percent of population 12 years of age and older vaccinated: 69%

Volusia County New cases: 727

Total cases: 74,234

Weekly positivity rate: 9%

Percent of population 12 years of age and older vaccinated: 65%

St. Johns CountyNew cases: 354

Total cases: 40,071

Weekly positivity rate: 6.2%

Percent of population 12 years of age and older vaccinated: 74%