ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida’s resident death toll from coronavirus rose to 33,710 with the addition of 36 more reported fatalities Monday while also adding 3,480 more positive COVID-19 cases to bring the total to 2,085,306.

Infections have fallen below 5,000 for two days in a row after three straight days of more than 6,000. For the last seven days, cases overall have been higher than the previous week, with a daily average of 5,418.

With a population of about 21.5 million, nearly one in 10 people in the state have now been infected. That number is closer to one in 11 nationally and one in 59 worldwide.

Reported deaths, though, have continued to trend lower, averaging 66 per day in the last seven days. The state has not reported more than 100 deaths since March 26, and has only exceeded 100 reported deaths five times in the last four weeks.

With 654 non-Florida resident deaths, the state’s combined total stands at 34,364. Each report includes deaths from several previous days, as it can take weeks and sometimes several months for reports to appear.

Florida has seen about one in 637 of its residents die from the virus, while nationally it’s closer to one in 591 people, and worldwide it’s at about one in 2,731 of the planet’s 7.8 billion population.

Across the state, 2,989 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of 2 p.m. EDT Monday. The state’s online tool updates several times throughout the day.

To date, 87,249 people have been hospitalized in Florida, according to the state’s report, which includes 52 newly reported hospitalizations since Sunday’s update.

Statewide, 6,357,049 people have received at least one vaccination shot including 3,686,180 who have completed their shot regimen, whether it’s the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna option or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The count is a snapshot through Sunday, based on the report released Monday.

Of those who have received at least the first dose, 3,394,165 are over the age of 65.

To date, 12,016,502 people have been tested in Florida, 16,976 more than Sunday’s total.

Statewide, the latest positivity rate reported Monday for Sunday’s test results by the Florida Department of Health was 7.37%, but that’s for new cases only and excludes anyone who previously tested positive. For all tested, the positivity rate was 10.09%.

The virus has infected more than 131 million people and has killed more than 2.8 million worldwide, according to the Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center. Nationwide, over 30 million people have been infected and over 555,000 are dead.

Florida ranks third in the nation in known virus infections, surpassing New York. California leads with 3.5 million, followed by Texas with 2.7 million, according to the White House coronavirus report dated Friday.

Within the U.S., California has the most deaths with 57,788, followed by New York with 49,962, and Texas with 47,278. Florida is fourth overall, but ranks 27th per capita, according to the White House.

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