“New coronavirus cases leaped in Florida in the week ending Sunday, rising 14.9% as 12,049 cases were reported. The previous week had 10,483 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19,” the Naples Daily News reports. “Florida ranked third among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows.”
“In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 28.3% from the week before, with 100,804 cases reported. With 6.45% of the country’s population, Florida had 11.95% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, five states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before. Many communities did not report data in a timely manner around Memorial Day, making week-to-week comparisons inaccurate.”
“Florida ranked 22nd among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 50.1% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 51.5%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.”
With many states and businesses dropping mask mandates, many are expecting a “mini-wave” of increased infections that will primarily affect predominately white rural areas where vaccination rates are well below 50%. The increase in transmissions will be due to anti-vaxx conservatives who lie about their vaccination status so they can go around without a mask, and become belligerent and threatening if they are asked to show proof of being vaccinated.