Florida ranked third among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 28.3% from the week before, with 100,804 cases reported. With 6.45% of the country’s population, Florida had 11.95% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, five states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Many communities did not report data in a timely manner around Memorial Day, making week-to-week comparisons inaccurate.
Florida announced plans to report cases and deaths only weekly on Fridays, beginning June 4. Johns Hopkins University data shows exactly 3,000 cases on Saturday; no cases on Friday or Sunday; and no deaths on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Lee County reported 418 cases and five deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 379 cases and five deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 73,880 cases and 1,009 deaths.
Collier County reported 238 cases and seven deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 204 cases and seven deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 37,247 cases and 551 deaths.
Charlotte County reported 93 cases and one death in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 83 cases and one death. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 13,454 cases and 437 deaths.
Hendry County reported 25 cases and one death in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 27 cases and one death. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 4,882 cases and 87 deaths.
Glades County reported six cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported eight cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 986 cases and 19 deaths.
Florida ranked 22nd among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 50.1% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 51.5%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.
In the week ending Sunday, Florida reported administering another 455,283 vaccine doses, including 232,261 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 564,331 vaccine doses, including 294,667 first doses. In all, Florida reported it has administered 19,159,212 total doses.
Across Florida, cases fell in 15 counties, with the best declines in Leon, Alachua and Lake counties.
In Florida, 199 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 300 people were were reported dead.
A total of 2,332,867 people in Florida have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 36,973 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 33,362,535 people have tested positive and 597,628 people have died.
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