8.5K new COVID-19 cases, 180 more deaths reported in Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health reported 8,525 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.
That brought the state's case total since the start of the pandemic to 1,806,805.
They also reported another 180 more COVID-19 deaths, raising the death toll to 28,871.
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As of February 11th, Florida has vaccinated 2,165,911 total people. 1,274,170 of those have received just the first dose while another 891,741 have received the complete series.
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Coronavirus can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, including when an individual coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land on objects and surfaces. Others can then contract the virus by touching these objects or surfaces, then their eyes, nose or mouth.
As stated before, symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. They may show in as few as two days or as many as 14 days following exposure, the Florida Department of Health says. Most people recover from COVID-19 without special treatment, but the elderly and those with underlying medical problems are more likely to develop serious illness.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 and let them know if you have been infected or believe that you may be. If you are infected, a medical professional or another authority will likely advise that you remain isolated while sick. This includes staying at home and not going into public places or large events.
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Please visit the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage for information and guidance regarding COVID-19 in Florida.
For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-(866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours a day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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