Florida reports 38,928 COVID-19 cases, 459 deaths in past week

The COVID-19 pandemic by the numbers in Florida, covering the period of Aug. 26 to Sept. 1.
Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and KINFAY MOROTI | Times ] ]
Published Sep. 2, 2022

Overall numbers

38,928: Number of cases reported in Florida over the most recent seven-day period from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1.

5,561: Average cases a day during that time period last week, down 16% from the prior week.

7,037,431: Total number of cases recorded in Florida.

459: Number of deaths reported in the past week.

80,027: Total pandemic deaths in Florida.

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22,876: Vaccinations (first or second doses) administered in the past week, down 10% compared to the previous week.

81%: Florida population that is at least partially vaccinated.

68%: Florida population that is fully vaccinated.

79%: U.S. population that is at least partially vaccinated.

67%: U.S. population that is fully vaccinated.

10,141: Booster doses administered in Florida in the last week, down 14% compared to the previous week.

28%: Florida population that is boosted.

33%: U.S. population that is boosted.

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Positivity rates, by state and area county

16.8%: Florida, down from 18.7% last week.

21.6%: Citrus

17.9%: Polk

16.8%: Hernando

16.6%: Manatee

14.7%: Hillsborough

13.2%: Pasco

12.6%: Pinellas

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2,850: Florida hospitalizations, down 10% compared to the prior week.

901: Tampa Bay admissions, down 9% compared to the prior week.

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Local cases

9,197: Cases in Tampa Bay, down 7% compared to the prior week.

1,295,780: Total cases in Tampa Bay to date.

139: Deaths in Tampa Bay.

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16,832: Total deaths in Tampa Bay to date.

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How to get tested

Florida: The Department of Health has a list of test sites.

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

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How to get vaccinated

The COVID-19 vaccine is being administered at clinics, doctors’ offices, public health offices and retail pharmacies. Here’s how to find a site near you:

Find a site: Visit 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

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