FDOH: As weather slows down vaccine distribution, positivity rate remains around 6%

FDOH: As weather slows down vaccine distribution, positivity rate remains around 6%
(Source: KEYC News Now)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The Florida Department of Health is reporting a statewide positivity rate of 6.61% as total cases of COVID-19 approach 1,837,285 since March. Organizations are also concerned that bad weather across the U.S. may delay vaccine shipments

Manatee and Sarasota Counties are reporting positivity rates of 8.03% and 3.33% respectively.

In the past 24 hours 6,705 new cases have been reported as well as 220 new deaths. The state is reporting 29,154 total deaths since March. An increase in death totals does not mean that all deaths occurred in the last 24 hours.

Here are the latest totals in the Suncoast::

CASE DATA FOR MANATEE

Total Cases: 30,557 Residents: 29,961 Residents Not in Florida: 0 Non-Residents: 596

Conditions and Care Deaths: 548 Hospitalizations* Residents: 1,317 Non-Residents: 35

Demographics of Cases

Age: Age Range: 0 to 103 Median Age: 42

Gender: Male: 13,864 (46%) Female: 15,764 (53%) Unknown/No data: 333 (<1%)

Race: Black: 2,550 (9%) White: 18,289 (61%) Other: 4,858 (16%) Unknown/No Data: 4,264 (14%)

Ethnicity: Hispanic: 6,952 (23%) Not-Hispanic: 16,179 (54%) Unknown/No Data: 6,830 (23%)

CASE DATA FOR SARASOTA

Total Cases: 26,071 Residents: 24,924 Residents Not in Florida: 0 Non-Residents: 1,147

Conditions and Care Deaths: 701 Hospitalizations* Residents: 1,217 Non-Residents: 51

Demographics of Cases

Age: Age Range: 0 to 105 Median Age: 49

Gender: Male: 11,587 (46%) Female: 13,223 (53%) Unknown/No data: 114 (<1%)

Race: Black: 1,437 (6%) White: 17,643 (71%) Other: 1,937 (8%) Unknown/No Data: 3,907 (16%)

Ethnicity: Hispanic: 2,816 (11%) Not-Hispanic: 14,243 (57%) Unknown/No Data: 7,865 (32%)

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