CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Florida remains the nation’s hot spot for Covid-19 variant cases, the more infectious mutations of the virus, federal data shows.

The latest numbers show that Florida has more than 2,300 cases — 2,274 cases of the U.K. variant, 42 cases of the Brazilian variant, and 14 cases of the South African strain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Last week, the numbers in Florida were 1,042 U.K. cases, 23 Brazilian, and 10 South African.

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Michigan is the only other state in the country with over 1,000 confirmed variant cases.

In other news, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday the state will not support “vaccine passports.”

He said he will issue an executive order prohibiting vaccine passports in the state.

 

Vaccine data

As of Monday, 5,679,601 people have received vaccines in Florida, with 3,141,836 people in the state fully vaccinated, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Broward County had 495,973 people vaccinated.

 

Covid-19 data

– Coral Springs (Florida Department of Health):

Cases: 12,242

 

– Broward County (Florida Department of Health):

Cases: 213,158

Deaths: 2,629

Sunday’s positivity: 8%

 

– Florida (Florida Department of Health):

Cases: 2,047,379

Deaths: 33,247 

Sunday’s positivity: 7.58%

 

– United States (Johns Hopkins University):

Cases: 30,321,943  

Deaths: 549,892

 

– Worldwide (Johns Hopkins University)

Cases: 127,528,304

Deaths: 2,790,109

 

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