The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Florida continued to plummet this week and so, too, did the number of people getting vaccinated, according to Friday’s weekly update from the Florida Department of Health.
Another 54,109 people in the state tested positive for the coronavirus during the week ending Thursday, according to the report. That is a 40.4% drop from the 75,998 new cases reported the week before.
Another 2,340 deaths were reported, pushing the death toll to 53,580, state health officials said. During the previous week, a pandemic-high 2,468 fatalities were tallied.