Florida weekly COVID-19 numbers down for fifth week in a row

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health has released its weekly COVID-19 numbers for the state and for the fifth week in a row, cases are down.

FDOH reported 56,325 new cases this week. That is down 17,522 cases from the previous week and 63% fewer cases than the most recent peak four weeks ago.

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Overall, the new case positivity rate is 21.3% in Florida with over 3 million cases reported.

The number of people vaccinated is over 13 million. St. Johns County has one of the highest vaccine rates among our local counties with over 70% of residents vaccinated.

Read the Florida weekly COVID-19 report below: