Florida exceeds 50 thousand deaths from COVID-19 – El Tiempo Latino

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Florida has exceeded 50,000 deaths from coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Thursday.

Because it is important? More than a quarter of the deaths occurred this summer as the state battled a sharp rise in delta infections. Only cancer and heart disease have killed more residents of that town during the same period.

  • Epidemiologists say the state’s vaccination rates exceeded the national average, but it was not enough to keep delta infections at bay.
  • Now, weeks after infections peaked, Florida has seen a sharp decline in hospitalizations and infections.

The data: The CDC counted a total of 50,811 deaths from COVID-19 in Florida, after adding more than 1,500 deaths Thursday. Those deaths, reported by the state health department, occurred in recent weeks.

  • Florida has the 11th worst death rate per capita among the 50 states, according to the CDC.
    New Jersey, Mississippi and New York have had the worst, but the state has risen in the past two weeks.
  • About one in 400 Floridians who were alive in March 2020 has since died of COVID-19, the CDC estimates.
  • The number of daily cases averages 12,200, down from the 21,700 infections recorded in mid-August.

Main source of the news: ABC News


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