Florida had more COVID cases last week than ever, but the positivity rate fell for the first time since early December

The state reported 430,297 new COVID-19 cases over the past seven days, an increase from 397,114 last week and well above the state’s peak of the delta surge of 151,675 the week of Aug. 26. The weekly count had dropped as low as 10,746 new cases for the week ending Nov. 11, illustrating how quickly the omicron surge came on.