New Covid-19 cases continued to rise, but so did vaccinations in the past week in Volusia County.
There were 1,359 new cases of Covid-19 in Volusia with 16.5% of residents testing positive for the week of July 9 to 15, according to the Florida Department of Health.
The results were up from 709 new cases with 13.3% of residents testing positive in the previous week. The state does not provide the number of residents tested.
The department also reported Friday, July 16, that 260,965 Volusia residents out of an estimated population of 552,328 have been vaccinated with 2,312 residents getting at least one short in the July 9-15 period, up from 1,702 in the previous week. There have been about 53% of residents ages 12 and over who have been vaccinated.
Volusia has had total cases of 47,529 or 17.3% of the population.
Statewide there were 45,604 new cases, or 11.5% of residents tested, in the 7-day period with 59 deaths. The state has now had a total of 2,406,809 cases and 38,388 deaths.
There were 224,326 people receiving at least one does of a vaccine in the past week with a total of 11,292,335, according to the state report.
The state stopped reporting new information on a daily basis after the percentage of residents testing positive dropped below 5%. The number of cases has steadily climbed since then.
Vaccinations continue in Volusia County. For a more complete list of where to get vaccinated, visit volusia.org/services/public-protection/emergency-management/pin/messaging-center-messages-pin.stml?portalProcess_dd_0_1_1=showPublicEvent&calendar_entry_id=27940 or call the Volusia County Health Department at (386) 274-0500.