TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Florida Department of Health reported just over 429,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the latest weekly report. The number of new vaccinations per week increased compared to the week before.
FDOH reported 429,311 new cases of COVID-19 in Florida from January 7-13. The new cases were among the highest per week since the start of the pandemic.
Despite the reported lower severity of the ommicron variant, the number of cases remained higher as the higher transmissibility continues to spread across the US and Florida.
In addition to the higher number of cases per week, the number of new deaths recorded by the FDOH showed more COVID-19 deaths, compared to the week before. In the most recent weekly report from FDOH, 63,158 deaths were reported, up from 470.
Among the state’s population, there was a slight increase from the previous week. From January 7 to January 13, 104,477 residents were vaccinated. In the week before, only 94,264 Floridians received their vaccine doses across all series and brands.
The total number of Floridians who have received some form of COVID-19 vaccine or booster injection now stands at 15,067,643, according to the FDOH.