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  • Florida’s COVID-19 infection rate leveled off last week, but hospitalizations continued to rise. The state recorded an average of 10,618 cases per day during the week of June 11-17. This hasn’t really changed since last week. But Florida hospitals reported 3,212 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, up 13% from a week earlier. Increased infection and hospitalization rates mean 92% of Florida residents now live in “high-risk” counties, according to federal data released Thursday.
  • The state’s response to the pandemic made headlines last week when White House officials said Florida was the only state in the union not to pre-order COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 4 and under. Biden administration officials said the decision could delay doses for Florida’s youngest children, who rely on healthcare providers rather than retail pharmacies. Federal health officials approved pediatric doses from Pfizer and Moderna on Friday. Doses may be available in some states this week after advisers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously recommended approval for a vaccine for children on Saturday. This is awaiting final approval by CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky.
  • According to a study published in Lancet. Approximately 4.5% of vaccinated adults developed long-term symptoms of COVID-19 after being infected with the omicron, compared with nearly 11% of those infected with the delta strain, according to London-based researchers. CDC studypublished in May, suggests that more than 20% of US adults have chronic conditions associated with a previous COVID-19 infection.
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General figures

74 323: The number of cases reported in Florida in the last seven days from June 11 to 17.

10 618A: The average number of cases per day during this period last week, in fact, even with the previous week.

6 345 661: Total number of cases reported in Florida.

237: number of deaths recorded in the last week.

75 089: The total number of deaths from the pandemic in Florida.

Connected: Florida’s only state won’t pre-order COVID vaccine for young children

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Vaccinations

34 615: The number of vaccinations (first or second dose) given in the last week decreased by 14% compared to the previous week.

80%: The general population of Florida, at least partially vaccinated.

67%: The total Florida population that is fully vaccinated.

78%: The general population of the United States, at least partially vaccinated.

67%: Only 3L of the US population is fully vaccinated.

25 963: Booster doses administered in Florida in the last week are down 11% from the previous week.

27%: The total population of Florida that has increased.

31%: The total US population that has been raised.

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Positive indicators

20.2%A: Florida, up from 21.4% the previous week.

22.1%: Citrus

22%: Manatee

21.6%: Hernando

19%: Pasco

18.8%: Regiment

18.7%: Pinellas

18.3%: Hillsborough

Connected: Fauci has tested positive for the virus and has mild symptoms of COVID-19

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Hospitalizations

3212: hospital admissions in Florida, an increase of 13% over the previous week.

942: Admission to Tampa Bay, up 22% from the previous week.

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local affairs

14 206: Cases in Tampa Bay.

1 148 982: Total number of cases in Tampa Bay to date.

63: Deaths in Tampa Bay.

15 729: Total number of deaths in Tampa Bay.

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How to get tested

Tampa Bay: The Times can help you find free public COVID-19 testing sites in the Bay Area.

Florida: The Ministry of Health has Web site which lists test sites in the state. Some information may be out of date.

United States: The Department of Health and Human Services has Web site this may help you find a site to test.

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How to get vaccinated

The COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 and over, as well as booster shots for eligible recipients, are being administered at doctors’ offices, clinics, pharmacies, grocery stores, and public vaccination sites. Many allow you to make an appointment online. Here’s how to find a site near you:

Find a site: Visit vaccines.gov to find vaccination locations in your zip code.

Additional help: Call the national COVID-19 vaccination helpline.

Telephone: 800-232-0233. Help is available in English, Spanish and other languages.

teletype: 888-720-7489

Disability Information and Access Line: Call 888-677-1199 or email [email protected]

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OMICRON OPTION: Omicron has changed what we know about COVID. Here’s the latest on how the infectious variant of COVID-19 is affecting masks, vaccines, boosters, and quarantines.

CHILDREN AND VACCINES: Have questions about your child’s vaccinations? Here are some answers.

BOOSTER SHOTS: Not sure which COVID booster to buy? This guide will help.

BOOSTER QUESTIONS: Are there side effects? Why do I need it? Here are the answers to your questions.

PROTECTION OF THE ELDERLY: Here’s how older people can protect themselves from the virus.

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