The COVID-19 virus is spreading again in Florida, according to data shared June 3 by the Florida Department of Health. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers Palm Beach and Martin Counties at “high” risk for COVID-19.
For the period of May 27-June 2, the state had a new covid positivity rate of 16.2%.
Since the pandemic started, Florida has reported 74,590 deaths related to COVID-19.
In South Central Florida for May 27-June 2:
Health officials advise that covid infections may be higher as many people are now using home tests which are not entered in the health department database.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issues maps showing the risk of COVID-19 in each county, based on hospital admissions for COVID-19, COVID-19 deaths and ICU bed availability, as well as new infections.
According to the CDC, as of June 5, much of Florida was at “high risk” of COVID-19 transmission.
According to the CDC vaccinations and boosters are the most effective way to prevent serious illness and death from COVID-19. Since vaccines have been widely available in the United States, more than 90% of those who have become sick enough to be hospitalized due to COVID-19 were unvaccinated and 95% of covid-related deaths were unvaccinated persons. The data has shown that while the vaccine does not prevent people from contracting the virus, it does reduce the risks of serious illness and death. Current data also shows those who survive COVID-19 can catch it again, especially if they are exposed to a different variant of the virus.
Those in areas of low risk are advised to:
Those in areas of medium risk, are advised to:
Those in areas of high risk are advised to: