State reports 105 additional COVID-19 deaths, including 21 in Northeast Florida

Florida adds 11,256 coronavirus cases on Monday

(AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
(AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File) (AP)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health on Monday reported 105 additional coronavirus-related deaths, including 21 in Northeast Florida.

Of the deaths reported Monday in Northeast Florida, 12 were in Duval County (753 total deaths), four were in Putnam County (80), three were in Alachua County (136) and two were in St. Johns County (117).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 22,415 people in Florida have died related to the virus.

On Monday, the state Department of Health also reported 11,256 new COVID-19 cases, bringing Florida’s total to 1,376,692.

As of 5 p.m. Monday, 7,238 people were hospitalized in Florida with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19, according to the state Agency for Health Care Administration.

The statewide positivity rate based on Sunday’s testing was 12.52%, the health department said Monday.

According to the state’s vaccination data released Monday, 1,875 first doses were administered Sunday, bringing the total in the state to 260,655. Most of the Floridians who have been vaccinated are health care workers and first responders, although an increasing number are seniors 65 years or older, who the governor has made a key demographic for vaccinations.

More than 82% of those who have died from the disease in Florida have been older than 65.

Florida has one of the nation’s oldest populations with 4.4 million of the state’s 21 million population 65 years or older.

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, breathing trouble, sore throat, muscle pain, and loss of taste or smell. Most people develop only mild symptoms. But some people, usually those with other medical complications, develop more severe symptoms, including pneumonia.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.