The number of Floridians dying from COVID-19/SAR-CoV-2 have been on the decline since March 2021 and are now well below 20 per day. This number is much less than the number of Floridians dying of cancer and heart disease, to put it in perspective. While 2,155,319 have contracted the virus, a total of 34,759 Florida residents have died from COVID-19 and 684 non-residents have passed because of the virus. Florida’s population is now at 21,944,600 so .15 percent of the state’s population has died due to COVID-19 over the course of 1.5 years. One is more likely to die because of heart disease or cancer.
Here in Palm Beach County, Florida there have been 2,740 deaths from SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 out of a population of about 1.5 million, so .18 percent of the county’s population have passed because of the virus. The median age of those who have contracted the virus is 40 years old, with nine percent of the county population contracting SARS-CoV-2.