FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Florida reported 3,782 additional COVID-19 infections and three more deaths tied to the coronavirus in the latest data posted Wednesday by the CDC.
Florida has verified 3,594,182 cases and 55,625 deaths tied to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
The state has averaged just over 4,100 new cases per day over the past week, continuing a downward trend since the peak of the summer surge in August when 21,000+ new cases were being identified each day.
Florida has now gone five consecutive days with fewer than 5,000 new cases, according to the CDC data. That last happened in the early days of July.
Hospitalizations and positivity rates are also dropping across the state.
The Florida Hospital Association said 4,201 patients were admitted with COVID-19 on Wednesday.
ℹ Florida COVID-19 Update for October 6, 2021— Florida Hospital Association (@FLHospitalAssn) October 6, 2021
🚨 Total Confirmed Hospitalizations: 4,201 pic.twitter.com/yvuHfSEIpT
Last week, the state’s new-case positivity rate dropped to 6.5%, the lowest since June.
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