Florida has vaccinated 80% of adults with at least one vaccine dose
(treasurecoast.com) -Florida became the 18th state to pass the 80% vaccination percentage for adults receiving at least one COVID-19 shot, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday.
Also Monday, the state reported to the CDC 1,861 new residents’ coronavirus cases one day after 1,513, which is the lowest since 1,048 June 20 for a total of 3,626,142. Residents’ deaths rose to 58,142, which is third in the nation behind California (70,416) and Texas (1,870), including a four-day increase of 631 and 842 weekly after a previous seven-day 1,681. And hospitalizations for coronavirus dropped to 2,915 (52.25% capacity), which is fifth in the nation, and compared with a record 17,295 (23.35) on Aug. 19.
Florida has vaccinated 13,810,423 adults with at least one dose, which is 80.1%. The figure of 11,972,701 for full vaccination is 69.4% with Pfizer and Modern requiring two doses and Johnson & Johnson one.
The state’s rates are slightly ahead of the nation percentage of 79.0% for one dose and 66.0% for two.