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The number of coronavirus cases during the week ending Nov. 22 continued its decline with 44 new cases. Deaths due to the pandemic that has claimed 775,000 in the United States rose to 826 in Citrus County.

The four county COVID-19 deaths during the week between Nov. 16 to Nov. 22 was twice as many as the week before, according to the COVID-19 website created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The number of new county cases was a 12% drop from the week before.

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The new cases bump up the county’s cumulative cases to 20,657.

There were six COVID-19 hospitalizations in Citrus during the week ending Nov. 21. Those patients occupied only 2% of the county’s hospital beds, according to the CDC. They represented 5% of occupied ICU beds.

The local hospitalizations for COVID-19 represented a 14% decline from the previous week.

The county’s vaccination rate for adults and children five years old and older is 57%. The Florida average is 68%, according to the Florida Department of Health website.

Since March 2020, the case positivity rate for all the county’s COVID testing was 28%. During the week ending Nov. 18, it was 2.8%.

In Florida, there have been 3.68 million COVID-19 cases and 61,147 deaths. In the United States, there have been 47.9 million cases.

The country saw an average of nearly 95,000 new cases a day, according to the New York Times, which collects and compares COVID-19 data. The number of new cases is a 25% increase over the past 14-day average.

Florida saw an average of 1,397 new cases a day, which was a 5% drop from the 14-day average, according to the New York Times.