COVID-19 Resurgence Hits Hard Florida Sees Surge in Deaths in 2024

COVID-19 Resurgence Hits Hard: Florida Sees Surge in Deaths in 2024

Compared to the peak of the pandemic, there are fewer COVID-19 cases in Florida, but the virus is still present.

“In the emergency departments where I worked, we are still seeing this virus. A number of people are actually doing particularly well, but there are certain subsets of the population that are still getting very sick,” emergency medicine physician Dr. Rajiv Bahl stated.

As of 2024, the state health department’s statistics shows that there have been over 142,000 cases of COVID-19 in Florida.

By month, you’ll find that there were substantially fewer cases—roughly 20,571—reported in March of this year compared to 41,832 cases in the same month in 2023.

But the virus has killed close to 2,300 people this year already.

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According to Bahl, it is challenging to determine the exact number of COVID-19 cases because the illness’s symptoms frequently resemble those of the common cold or an upper respiratory infection.

Additionally, fewer people are testing for the virus.

He advised vulnerable groups to think about receiving booster shots and vaccinations as an additional line of defense.

“A number of individuals who may even get COVID 19, despite the vaccine, should do particularly well, particularly with this strain of COVID 19 that is around,” Bahl stated. “But if you’re in one of those high-risk populations, we do recommend you start to consider getting that vaccine as well.”