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COVID cases climb ever so slightly in Duval

Jessica Palombo

The number of new COVID cases in Duval County climbed, just slightly, to 299 last week. But that weekly number is still far lower than it’s been for most of the past year.

Testing positivity now stands at 2.4%, down from a peak in the high 20s this summer. Scientists consider the diseases under control with positivity below 5%.

About 4,400 people were newly vaccinated last week in Duval. That’s down just slightly from two weeks ago, when there were the most new vaccinations in a single week since the middle of the delta spike in August.

As of Friday, 58% of people 5 and older were vaccinated against COVID in Duval County, compared with 67% statewide. 

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is holding mobile vaccine clinics this week for those planning to get vaccinated before holiday travel.  The clinic will be at Tiger Academy from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wayman Academy from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Claire joined WJCT as a reporter in August 2021. She was previously the local host of NPR's Morning Edition at WUOT in Knoxville, Tennessee. During her time in East Tennessee, her coverage of the COVID pandemic earned a Public Media Journalists’ Association award for investigative reporting. You can reach Claire at (904) 250-0926 or on Twitter @ClaireHeddles.