CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The first allotment of the Covid-19 vaccine in the coming weeks will be enough for about 250,000 Floridians, according to a media report.

The initial delivery from U.S. Health and Human Services won't be enough to cover all the state's 1.3 million health professionals and 145,000 long-term care residents, who will likely be the first recipients, Florida Department of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz told WPTV in West Palm Beach.

The director said HHS officials expect to have the second round of booster shots distributed shortly after the first shipment.

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Moskowitz told the TV station that state officials are planning to start distributions at five Florida hospitals and expand operations to places such as state testing sites.

"It may even be the same sites we have now," Moskowitz told WPTV.

Here is the Wednesday report on Covid-19 cases, based on the state health department data:

 

Coral Springs

Cases: 5,449 (+92)

 

Broward County

Cases: 109,360 (+1,035)

Deaths: 1,673 (+9)

Tuesday’s positivity: 8.67%

 

Florida

Cases: 1,018,160 (+9,994)

Deaths: 18,776 (+97)

Tuesday’s positivity rate: 9.12%

 

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