FLORIDA- According to state records, Florida adds 15019 new cases amidst the 110 deaths on Saturday, exceeding 1.7 million infected cases since the pandemic started last March.
A 6.6 percent of daily positivity rate was highlighted by The Florida Department of Health which also processed around 222,800 tests Friday.
Vaccinations: According to reports, a total of 1,651,366 people have been vaccinated in Florida with 32,024 just on Friday. So far, the number of people vaccinated in Hillsborough County, 74,859; in Pinellas, 74,847; in Pasco, 28,975; in Manatee 26,396; in Polk, 32986; in Hernando, 13938; and in citrus, 13,490.
Hospitalizations: 6,168 patients are being treated in Florida for COVID-19 and according to the Agency for Health care Association, 1,252 are reported just from the Tampa Bay region.
The Department of Health reported 276 new admissions inclusive of 73 admissions locally.
A statewide availability of 22 percent of hospital beds and 18 percent of adult intensive care unit beds were reported while 21 percent of hospital beds and 19 percent of adult ICU bed units were reported to be open in Tampa Bay.
According to John Hopkin news, a positivity rate of 10 percent in Florida was reported in Saturday.
As the World Health Organization states, at least a 5 percent of positivity rate or less should be maintained for a minimum of two weeks before considering reopening of the state. A lesser positivity rate indicates that testing is widespread enough to capture mild, asymptomatic, and negative cases.
Currently, Seventeen states, Guam and the District of Columbia have been able to maintain a positivity rate below 5 percent.