By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The Florida Department of Health recorded 150,118 new COVID-19 cases during the week ending Aug 19, bringing the state total to more than 3 million since the beginning of the pandemic.
The state’s death total now stands at 42,252, or a 1.4 percent fatality rate.
More than 440,000 people were vaccinated during the past week, bringing the total vaccinated to more than 12 million, including more than 10 million fully vaccinated (roughly 55 percent of people eligible).
Eighty-six percent of Floridians over the age of 65 have been vaccinated, and 80 percent of those ages 60 to 64 have been vaccinated, according to state data.
In addition, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced more state-run monoclonal antibody treatment sites to include in Bay, Okaloosa, Lee, Miami-Dade, Pasco, Volusia, Hillsborough, West Palm Beach and Broward in recent days.
“Every Floridian across our state should have access to monoclonal antibodies — because early treatment saves lives,” said Governor DeSantis said.
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