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Florida reports 22,871 COVID-19 cases, 398 deaths in past week

The COVID-19 pandemic by the numbers in Florida, covering the period of Sept. 9-15.
Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and KINFAY MOROTI | Times ] ]
Published Sep. 16|Updated Sep. 16

Overall

22,871: Number of cases reported in Florida over the most recent 7-day period.

3,267: Average cases a day during that time period last week, down 21% from the prior week.

7,089,180: Total number of cases recorded in Florida.

398: Number of deaths reported in the past week.

80,782: Total pandemic deaths in Florida.

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Vaccinations

36,190: Vaccinations (first or second doses) administered in the past week, more than three times as many doses as last week’s unusually low number.

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.

68%: U.S. population that is fully vaccinated.

14,980: Booster doses administered in Florida in the last week, also more than three times as many doses as last weeks unusually low number.

28%: Florida population that is boosted.

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

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Positivity rates for Florida

12.5%: Florida, down from 15.6% last week.

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Hospitalizations

2,095: Florida hospitalizations, down 19% compared to the prior week.

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Data for individual Tampa Bay counties was not available as of this writing.

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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 vaccines.gov to find vaccination sites in your ZIP code.

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

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