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How Current COVID-19 Cases In Florida Compare To The Nation

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2022-02-20

The omicron variant brought new daily cases of COVID-19 to all time highs in the United States. Though omicron appears to have peaked, the virus is still spreading.

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Since the first known COVID-19 case was identified in the U.S. on Jan. 21, 2020, there have been a total of about 77,413,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States — or 23,662 for every 100,000 people.

In Florida, the infection rate is far higher than the national average. Since the first known case of COVID-19 was reported in Florida on Mar. 1, 2020, there have been 5,763,580 total infections in the state — or 27,060 for every 100,000 people. Of all 50 states and Washington D.C., Florida ranks No. 9 by cumulative COVID-19 cases, adjusted for population.

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Just as COVID-19 infections are more concentrated in Florida, so too are deaths. So far, there have been 67,914 COVID-19 related deaths in Florida, or 319 for every 100,000 people. Meanwhile, the national COVID-19 death rate stands at 281 per 100,000 Americans.

Florida implemented strict measures early in the pandemic to help slow the virus’s spread. On April 3, 2020, Florida implemented a temporary statewide stay-at-home order to limit person-to-person contact.

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