By NewsDesk @bactiman63
The State of Florida announced this week that the state now has one of the lowest COVID-19 daily average case rates in the last 7 days per 100,000 residents in the United States.
“Without mandates or lockdowns, COVID-19 cases in Florida have decreased 90% since August,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “In addition to cases, hospitalizations have plummeted in our state. This has been accomplished by making monoclonal antibody treatments and vaccines widely available throughout our state while protecting Floridians from government overreach.”
“As Florida now ranks lowest in the continental US in terms of COVID-19 rates per capita, we are proud to have stood firm in protecting liberty throughout the pandemic,” said Lieutenant Governor Nuñez. “Governor DeSantis’ approach was guided by science, data, and pragmatism, not fear and alarmist narratives.”
- COVID cases in school-aged children have decreased 87% since schools started; and,
- Cases in young adults ages 18 to 24 decreased 93%.
Since launching state-run monoclonal antibody sites in August:
- More than 147,000 Floridians have received treatments at our 25 locations; and
- Hospitalizations have decreased 87%.
Over 73% of eligible populations have been vaccinated in our state, which is on par with national averages. Florida focused on Seniors First, and as a result, individuals 65 and older have a very high vaccination rate of nearly 90%.