Monday, February 22, 2021 4:08 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
MIAMI (AP) — Health officials announced that more than 30,000 Floridians have died of COVID-19, but hospitalizations and cases have continued to drop, mirroring the national trend. Florida's Department of Health reports that 30,065 state residents have died and more than 1.8 million have been infected. Meanwhile, nearly 1.4 million people in the state have received both the first and second doses of the vaccine. Some officials are urging the governor to expand the eligibility list to include people in their 50s as well as law enforcement and teachers.