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Florida adds 132,622 COVID cases, 1,324 deaths in past week

The COVID-19 pandemic by the numbers in Florida covering the period of Jan. 21-27:
Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and KINFAY MOROTI | Times ] ]
Published Feb. 5, 2022

132,622: Number of new cases in Florida

18,900: Average cases a day, a 33.3 percent drop compared to previous week

5,610,370: Total number of cases in Florida

1,324: Number of new deaths, an 11 percent increase compared to previous week

66,279: Total pandemic deaths in Florida

Related: Florida omicron deaths still rising, 2 more ‘stealth’ cases found in Miami
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Vaccinations

59,972: Vaccines (first or second doses) administered last week – down 17 percent from previous week.

73 percent: Florida residents 5 and up who are at least partially vaccinated.

70 percent: Total Florida population that is at least partially vaccinated.

80 percent: U.S. residents 5 and up who are at least partially vaccinated.

76 percent: Total U.S. population that is at least partially vaccinated.

45,290: Booster doses administered in Florida in the last week, a 37 percent drop compared to previous week.

22 percent: Total Florida population that is boosted.

27percent: Total U.S. population that is boosted.

Related: USF, Tampa General studies ivermectin, other drugs to treat COVID
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Positivity

18 percent: Florida, compared to the previous week’s 23.5 percent rate.

31.2 percent: Clay

26 percent: Hernando

21.6 percent: Pasco

20.7 percent: Polk

20 percent: Manatee

19.4 percent: Hillsborough

18 percent: Pinellas

Related: Omicron is fading. What does the future of COVID look like?
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Hospitalizations

7,744: Florida hospitalizations, a 17.7 percent drop compared to the previous week.

2,789: Tampa Bay admissions, a 10.6 percent drop from the previous week.

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Local cases

29,619: New cases in Tampa Bay, a 31 percent drop compared to the previous week.

1,020,752: Total cases in Tampa Bay to date.

286: New deaths in Tampa Bay, a 188.9 percent increase compared to the previous week.

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How to get tested

Tampa Bay: The Times can help you find the free, public COVID-19 testing sites in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties.

Florida: The Department of Health has a website that lists testing sites in the state. Some information may be out of date.

The U.S.: The Department of Health and Human Services has a website that can help you find a testing site.

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How to get vaccinated

The COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 and up and booster shots for eligible recipients are being administered at doctors’ offices, clinics, pharmacies, grocery stores and public vaccination sites. Many allow appointments to be booked online. Here’s how to find a site near you:

Find a site: Visit vaccines.gov to find vaccination sites in your ZIP code.

More help: Call the National COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Hotline.

Phone: 800-232-0233. Help is available in English, Spanish and other languages.

TTY: 888-720-7489

Disability Information and Access Line: Call 888-677-1199 or email DIAL@n4a.org.

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KIDS AND VACCINES: Got questions about vaccinating your kid? Here are some answers.

BOOSTER SHOTS: Confused about which COVID booster to get? This guide will help.

BOOSTER QUESTIONS: Are there side effects? Why do I need it? Here’s the answers to your questions.

PROTECTING SENIORS: Here’s how seniors can stay safe from the virus.

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