Nearly 13,000 new COVID cases reported in Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Florida reported 12,915 new COVID-19 cases to the CDC from Monday, the state’s biggest single-day increase since Sept. 11.
According to the CDC data shows, over the past week, Florida is averaging 8,605 new cases per day, a significant spike after that number hovered below 2,000 from late October through early December.
The new-case positivity rate also doubled last week as compared to the week before.
Positivity rates were particularly high in South Florida, compared to the rest of the state.
According to officials, the supply of the monoclonal antibody coronavirus treatment is also dwindling.
The infections are still below the peak of the summer surge driven by the delta variant. In August, Florida was averaging over 21,000 new cases per day.
According to infectious disease experts, this is the start of another seasonal surge, especially with many people traveling for the holidays this month.