7th straight week with a decline in COVID cases in Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Florida reports a seventh consecutive week with fewer new COVID-19 infections than the week prior.
In the first week of October, the state was averaging nearly 3,700 new cases per day, a figure that has dropped to about 3,000 this past week.
According to the latest CDC metrics, the state is up to 3,620,470 confirmed cases and 57,711 deaths tied to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
Florida’s COVID-19 numbers have been in a steady decline since the peak of the summer surge in August. Back then, the state was averaging more than 21,000 new cases per day.
The CDC says Florida has now posted 13 consecutive days with fewer than 4,000 new infections.
Hospitalizations have also steadily declined. At one point in the summer, there were nearly 17,000 COVID patients hospitalized across the state; now there are about 3,100, according to the Florida Hospital Association.

Alfred Duncan

Alfred Duncan is a senior editor at The South Florida Daily, where he oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation, health and economics. Alfred is a former reporter and editor for BuzzFeed News, National Geographic and USA Today.

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