COVID 19 in Polk County for the week ending Oct. 28, according to the Florida Department of Health:

  • New cases: 413, the lowest since mid-June
  • Testing positivity: 3.4%, the lowest since mid-May 2020
  • New vaccinations: 1,626, down from 1,754 the previous week. Vaccinations have decreased every week since 9,560 were administered the last week of July
  • Population age 12+ with at least one vaccination: 66%, compared with 73% statewide
  • Fully vaccinated: 58.8%, according to the CDC
  • Deaths: 51, according to the CDC

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