Coronavirus Report: May 24, 2021

By Marsha Mullings, MPH

 USA

33 million cases, 592,000 deaths

Florida

2.3 million cases, 94,123 total hospitalizations, 36,474 deaths

Broward

240,655 cases, 10,376 total hospitalizations, 3,052 deaths

Update

*New coronavirus infections have decreased dramatically over the last month. The US is reporting an average of 26,000 new infections daily.

*Daily COVID-19 deaths have also decreased significantly over the last month. The average number of daily deaths in the US is 570.

  *39 % of the US population is fully vaccinated.

  *37% of Floridians are fully vaccinated.

Advisory

The risk of infection with coronavirus and the possibility of developing COVID-19 disease remain extremely high for people who are unvaccinated. Remaining vigilant against disease transmission is critical. Practice good COVID-19 control strategies

   *Observe social distancing guidelines (6 feet or more of separation from others).

   *Practice good hand hygiene (wash hands frequently with soap and warm water or use hand sanitizers)

   *Wear a mask when out in public if you are unvaccinated.

For more information on coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention, visit www.FloridaHealth.org; www.coronavirus.jhu.edu;  www.cdc.gov.

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