Florida health officials report more than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19

To close the weekend, Florida health officials announced more than 2,000 new cases on COVID-19 Sunday, October 17.

New cases arise as the region prepares to celebrate another major holiday in the grip of a coronovirus epidemic.

Health officials said Halloween will undoubtedly look different this year but will not be canceled altogether.

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CDC officials said that candy should not be served to trick-or-treaters this year.

Health officials said that individually wrapped goodie bags are kept in the yard for families to catch and go and are considered a moderate risk.

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The cases

Florida Health Department reported On Sunday, 2,539 new cases are being brought out of the state totaling 755,020.

The deaths

Florida Health Department reported 51 on Sunday Recently people have died due to COVID-19. As of Sunday’s report, 16,168 deaths statewide are related to coronaviruses, a number that includes 201 nonresident deaths in Florida.

State health officials have always ensured that the virus fatalities are often delayed in reporting to FDOH, with some deaths not being reported for a month or longer.

admitted to hospital

The state reported 77 New hospitals on Sunday, meaning a total of 47,053 states are seen. Hospitalized patient since March in relation to COVID-19.

According to the State Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida has 2,008 people living with the virus.

Positivity rate

The percentage of positive results in the last 2 weeks was 3.43% to 7.87% and on Saturday was 4.68%.

[SEE YESTERDAY’S REPORT: Florida health officials report 4,000 new cases, 87 new deaths related to COVID-19]

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Central Florida County-by-County Breakdown:

County The cases New cases admitted to hospital New hospital The deaths New deaths
Brevard 10,397 48 951 0 345 0
Flagler 1,956 1 1 159 1 35 0
Lake 8168 38 688 5 218 2
Marion 10,444 28 1,033 4 335 1
Orange 43,453 151 1,489 1 530 0
Osceola 13,474 38 732 3 181 0
Polk 21,780 67 2,256 0 586 4
Seminole 9711 37 716 1 235 2
Sumter 2756 14 270 0 79 0
Volusia 11,943 40 913 2 306 2

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