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Your Coronavirus Update for Tuesday: Florida Vaccinations Pass 100,000

Paddock Mall in Ocala served as a vaccination site for Marion County seniors. Photo: Joe Byrnes, WMFE

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Vaccinations pass 100,000, with nearly 1 million receiving the first shot of a vaccine

Matthew Peddie, WMFE

More than 100,000 people have been vaccinated, and nearly one million have received the first of two doses of a vaccine according to the state department of health. 

Florida added 9,659 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. 

The state is averaging 12,956 new cases per day in the last week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University analyzed by NPR.

That’s a 19% decrease over the week prior, and a 6% decrease from two weeks ago.

Florida’s record for COVID-19 was set just over a week ago, when more than 19,000 new cases were reported in one day. 

As of Tuesday morning, 7, 363 patients were in the hospital statewide with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19. 

In total, more than 1.5 million Floridians have gotten COVID-19, and 24,820 people have died. 


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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