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COVID-19 : Florida reports 4,151 new cases of coronavirus and another 159 deaths – .

Coronavirus cases in Florida reached 1,872,923 Monday after 4,151 new positives and 159 additional deaths were reported, the Health Department reported.

In total, the results of 72,226 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 6.82 percent, which has remained below 10 percent for 24 consecutive days.

In the last week, 41,935 new cases have been reported: 4,151 on Monday, 5,065 on Sunday, 7,280 on Saturday, 6,683 on Friday, 5,117 on Thursday, 7,342 on Wednesday, and 6,297 on Tuesday. The average number of positives to COVID-19 in the last week is 5,990 per day.

Miami-Dade accumulates 403,259 and Broward 190,364. The two counties have the highest number of infected people in the state, where 30,065 residents have already died from COVID-19. Another 530 nonresident people in the state have died in Florida, for a grand total of 30,595.

In Miami-Dade, 5,314 people have died from COVID-19, 2,349 in Broward, 2,412 in Palm Beach and 44 in Monroe.

Also, Palm Beach County has had 117,842 positive cases, while Monroe has 5,698. In the state, a total of 77,904 people have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic.

In the center of the state, Orange County has 112,161 cases and Hillsborough has 109,174 confirmed COVID-19 cases. In the Southwest, Lee County has 56,787 positives and Collier County 29,751.

The Jackson Health System asked to expand the age range of those who vaccinate to those over 55

About 2,693,953 people have been vaccinated in Florida, and at least 1,388,919 of these people have already received the required two doses of vaccines. Miami-Dade has vaccinated 267,232 people, while 228,585 have been vaccinated in Broward and about 10,734 have received the vaccine in Monroe, according to figures released by the state.

Florida reported its first confirmed case of the P.1 variant that was detected for the first time in Brazil, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English).

The state has verified 433 cases of variant B.1.1.7 that emerged in the UK. Florida has the highest number for any state in the country, according to the CDC.