Florida Health Authorities have reported an increase of 1,067 COVID-19 deaths from the number the state was reported Friday. The state reported 18,828 new cases since Friday. Later CDC reported zero new cases for Sunday, so that total may be incomplete.
The new cases have raised the total number of cases in the state to 3,503,976 cases and 51,884 fatalities connected to COVID-19. The CDC reports daily data from the Florida Department of Health, which only publicly puts out a full report of its metrics weekly on Fridays. The deaths are often delayed being reported and then backdated to the day when they happened, so that increase of 1,000+ fatalities since Friday doesn’t mean that those deaths happened over the weekend.
President Joe Biden’s recent push to encourage more people to get the COVID-19 vaccine has failed to move the needle much locally or statewide so far. The figure was 2,407 during the week of Sept. 10 to Sept. 16. That’s less than one-third of what it was during the week of July 30 to Aug. 5, when 7,610 people in Brevard got their first shot.