By Marsha Mullings, MPH
33 million cases, 592,000 deaths
2.3 million cases, 94,123 total hospitalizations, 36,474 deaths
240,655 cases, 10,376 total hospitalizations, 3,052 deaths
*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.
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.