COVID-19 cases on the rise in Brevard County, officials say

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Brevard County held its first COVID-19 briefing of the year, and cases are on the rise.

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There are still 100,000 to 150,000 people in the county who have not been vaccinated.

The Florida Department of Health in Viera is administering the vaccine and providing testing Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

However, the location does close for lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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County officials said COVID-19 is pervasive throughout the county. For the week ending Dec. 30, 814 cases per 100,000 population were reported.

The Florida Department of Health said Friday it is seeing 150 cases a day in school-age children, and the omicron variant may not have peaked yet.

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Some area hospitals are also seeing more patients, most of them unvaccinated.

Health officials said it’s still a smaller number than what was seen during the height of delta variant infections this past summer.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.