COVID-19 cases, positivity rates again on the rise in South Florida

FILE - A healthcare worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Jackson Memorial Hospital on Oct. 5, 2021, in Miami. A federal judge in Texas is barring the Navy from taking action for now against sailors who have objected to being vaccinated against COVID-19 on religious grounds. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) (Lynne Sladky, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Florida is once again seeing a rise in cases of COVID-19.

The CDC is now classifying Florida as having a high level of transmission.

That is due to the state reporting a seven-day average of more than 10,200 cases on Friday.

Positivity rates have also been rising in South Florida.

Miami-Dade County reported a positivity rate of 26.7 percent while Broward County has a positivity rate of 23.9 percent.