Florida’s COVID-19 caseload continues to fall, but deaths are still climbing

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September's first full week shows another record number of new COVID-19 deaths in Florida.

Florida posted its lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since late July, but the state’s death count continued to surge, to another new worst, in the latest weekly report released late Friday.

The latest COVID-19 Weekly Situation Report showed Florida’s death toll increasing by more than 2,448 deaths during the seven days since the Florida Department of Health released its Sept. 3 report.

That seven-day increase in the state’s death toll surpassed the previous worst of 2,345 Floridian deaths reported Sept. 3 report.

Friday’s report marked the fourth straight week Florida set a new grim record for reporting COVID-19 deaths.

Prior to August, Florida’s worst seven-day period was in late January, when state officials reported 1,296 additional Florida deaths from COVID-19.

Friday’s report also offered hope, however.

Reports of COVID-19 deaths normally trail the rises and declines of coronavirus cases by two to four weeks.

With Friday’s report, Florida’s coronavirus case numbers dropped significantly for the second consecutive week.

In the latest seven-day period, through Thursday, Florida recorded 100,249 new COVID-19 cases, down from 129,202 the week before, and 151,760 the week before that.

The 100,249 new cases reported Friday represented the lowest seven-day increase in the state’s ongoing caseload since July 23, when Florida’s case count grew by 73,166 over seven days.

Those declining caseload numbers are consistent with what is being reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

CDC data runs a day behind Florida’s — covering reports compiled from Thursday through Wednesday instead of Friday through Thursday. So federal numbers tend to not line up exactly with what Florida reports on a weekly basis. But the trends do.

The federal reports also show steadily declining numbers of people being admitted to Florida hospitals with COVID-19, now down nearly 40% from two weeks ago.

Still, the number of Florida COVID-19 patients in intensive care — those at greatest risk of dying — has declined much more slowly. Two weeks ago, 45% of all of Florida’s ICU beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients. That has declined to just 43% in the latest CDC data.

Through Thursday, 48,772 Floridians have died of COVID-19. Florida reported 9,077 of those deaths just in the past five weeks, an average of 259 newly-reported deaths per day.

Scott Powers

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at [email protected]


13 comments

  • PeterH

    September 10, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Good statistical reporting Mr. Powers! I use the NYT daily updates in addition to the Florida reporting.

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  • Professor Emeritus

    September 10, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    The death count will continue over 300 until about 21 days after the 7 day average infections drops below 17,000. That was on Sept 8 so figure about Sept 28. becuase of the large number of over 330 death days 10,000 deaths for September is a good estimate

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  • Cat Hett

    September 11, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Florida may be way different from New York but they found in retrospect a lot of people who passed away at home were Covid cases. Considering hospitals are not used to so many under 40 in such bad shape I hope they go home to Mom. And. She has Oxygen Concentrator. Plus. New state law frees them from liability when they send Covid patients home. Unlike elderly without Covid.

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    It would be helpful to know how many/percentage who died were not vaccinated.

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