First Coast breaks 108,000 cases of COVID-19

The First Coast region surpassed 108,000 coronavirus cases, according to Florida Department of Health data released Monday.

Northeast Florida now has 108,033 total COVID-19 infections in the five-county region. While that figure is a hike over the previous day’s tally of 107,325 cases, the pace of increased cases on the First Coast has finally started to slow down, at least for now.

The region saw jumps of about 2,000 cases almost every day last week.

The number of deaths caused by coronavirus for the First Coast increased to 1,215 and the collective positivity test rate came in at 15.93% for the region collectively.

Duval County saw a sharp decrease in the number of new cases. Jacksonville increased to 70,905 cases Monday. It was a jump of 381 infections in one day, a sharp decrease from jumps that hovered near 1,500 new cases each day last week.

Jacksonville added six new fatalities caused by the pandemic for a total of 781 and a positivity test rate of 11.21%

Jacksonville’s slow down in figures comes as the city began offering more vaccines to help stem the spread of the pandemic. Two new vaccination centers were opened Monday

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