More than 7 million people vaccinated in Florida, COVID-19 cases steadily rise

Health officials attribute uptick in cases to spring break parties, holidays

COVID-19 cases are on an upward trend in Florida.

Within the last week, 37,864 new cases have been reported, which is a 6.37% increase.

Health officials have been working daily to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Data from the Florida Health Department shows as of Saturday, 7,103,884 people have now been vaccinated for the virus.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demmings recognizes the progress being made in Central Florida and around the state.

“We’re excited about the distribution of vaccine, but the coronavirus still very much alive,” he said.

Thousands of vaccines are distributed daily at pharmacies, grocery stores and other vaccination sites, but COVID-19 cases are steadily rising.

Alan Harris, Emergency Manager with Seminole County says the increase in cases was anticipated.

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