New Florida COVID cases drop to just under 2K; 58 new resident deaths

The Florida Department of Health reported 1,976 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. According to the state's daily update, the total number of cases in Florida is now at 2,293,980.

Total resident deaths now stand at 36,133, which represents an increase of 58 since Sunday, while a total of 724 non-Floridians have died in the state. 

The state is not reporting a total number of "recovered" coronavirus patients.

As of Monday, the number of Floridians currently hospitalized for a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 was 2,443.

In Central Florida, Orange County leads the total number of coronavirus cases (resident and non-resident) reported since the beginning of the pandemic at 140,674 and 1,283 deaths.  Osceola County reports the second-highest total among Orlando metropolitan counties at 45,443 and 518 deaths. Volusia County closely mirrors Osceola with the third-highest total cases at 44,056 but with more deaths at 816.  While Brevard County has the fourth-highest total cases at 42,294 cases, the county has recorded more deaths than Osceola or Volusia counties at 881.

Vaccination efforts continue across the state.  Statewide, 9,608,397 had been vaccinated through Sunday. Meanwhile, 6,906,123 people had completed two-dose vaccination series and 690,099 people had received one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine..


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