Florida News that impacts you – February 18th, 2021
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- Florida’s trend for new COVID-19 cases continued to drop on Wednesday. With just over 7,300 COVID-19 cases reported, Florida’s weekly trend for cases dropped to 6,621 – the lowest level in three months - November 17th.
- Once again, more Floridians were vaccinated with a second dose of a COVID vaccine, than a first dose on Tuesday based on the latest report from the Florida Department of Health. This includes more residents of Broward and Miami-Dade, Florida’s two most populous counties, having completed the two-dose schedule – than are waiting for a 2nd vaccine dose. Florida’s peak week for first dose vaccinations remains the week of January 10th.
- As expected, the delayed Moderna vaccines previously slated for Florida this week have started to cause statewide postponements to previously scheduled appointments. Most of the impacted appointments are at Publix locations.
- Addressing the passing of our own Rush Limbaugh, Governor DeSantis called Rush the Babe Ruth of radio. He likened his political impact to that of President Ronald Reagan.
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