JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health added an additional 8,347 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases known to the state since March 1 to 1,008,166.
Nine months after the first coronavirus infections were diagnosed in Florida, the state will be the third in the country to exceed 1 million cases.
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The state also confirmed 82 new deaths on Tuesday, amounting to 18,916 during the Florida pandemic. Of the other deaths in the report, 22 occurred in Jacksonville, ranging in age from 39 to 94 years. While the majority of these cases were identified in October and November, two in August.
The COVID-19 daily case in Florida and Duval counties has been on the rise since June 1
Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 continued to increase, with 4,279 confirmed cases occurring in hospitals on Tuesday afternoon. That number has been rising steadily since October, after rising to about 2,000 hospitalizations a day for weeks after the virus recovered in the summer.
Duval County Hospitals report 224 COVID-19 patients, 46 in Clay County and 22 in St. Johns County. According to Columbia County, there are no ICU beds available, while Clay County accounts for 14% of available intensive beds.
In the state, the proportion who passed the positive test on Monday rose to 8.69%, and the proportion of most counties was even higher – Duval, Clay, Baker, Putnam and Union counties are all in double digits.
Unlike in the spring and summer, officials in Florida did not adopt additional restrictions to prevent the virus from spreading.
Earlier this month, the Washington Post reported a model from Jeffrey Shaman, an epidemiologist at Columbia University, and his team estimates that 3.6 million people are infected and emit enough virus to infect others – nearly 1% of the U.S. population and well above the active population. official number of cases.
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