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Coronavirus: Florida reports 10,059 new cases of COVID-19, Broward County sets another record

State passes 200,000 cases of coronavirus since start of pandemic

Healthcare workers prepare to test drivers at a drive-through coronavirus testing site outside of Hard Rock Stadium, Friday, June 26, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Florida banned alcohol consumption at its bars Friday as its daily confirmed coronavirus cases neared 9,000, a new record that is almost double the previous mark set just two days ago. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Healthcare workers prepare to test drivers at a drive-through coronavirus testing site outside of Hard Rock Stadium, Friday, June 26, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Florida banned alcohol consumption at its bars Friday as its daily confirmed coronavirus cases neared 9,000, a new record that is almost double the previous mark set just two days ago. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health reported 10,059 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, a day after breaking the state’s one-day record of 11,458.

For the third consecutive day, Broward County set a single day record with 1,664 new cases, continuing a surge in numbers. Miami-Dade’s increases were 2,282, a day after marking a new county high with 2,418 new cases.

The state is now up to 200,111 confirmed cases. Florida also reported 29 new deaths on Sunday with a total of 3,832 resident deaths associated with COVID-19, according to the latest data released by the health department.

There were five new deaths in Miami-Dade County, three in Broward and one in Palm Beach County.

Starting Friday, all of Miami-Dade County was placed under a curfew beginning at 10 p.m. as the county reached over 1,000 deaths from the virus. On Thursday, Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced a countywide mask mandate — both indoors and out.

Broward County also strengthened its mask rules and ordered onsite dining to close in the overnight hours.

All of the South Florida counties have closed their beaches for the long holiday weekend that traditionally brings large crowds together.

County-by-county

In the past day, Miami-Dade County’s confirmed cases increased by 2,282 to 47,011. The county has 1,043 deaths, the highest total in the state.

Broward’s cases increased by 1,664 to 21,239 The county’s death toll is now at 412.

Palm Beach County’s cases increased by 687 to 16,836, with the death toll now at 542.

Monroe County is now listed with 367 cases (a one-day increase of 30) and five deaths.

Florida has confirmed at least 15,895 coronavirus-related hospitalizations since the start of the outbreak.

Medical experts and elected leaders have noted a rising number of cases among younger patients, which they’ve attributed to more widely available testing and people coming closer together both as businesses reopen and while attending large protests in recent weeks.

“You’re seeing it in those groups who are less at risk,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said earlier this week. “But you’re seeing them test positive at much higher rates.”

Those higher positivity rates are a concern to many health officials, who say it’s a clear sign of increased community spread.

Positivity rates rise

Florida has seen a steady increase in the rate of COVID-19 tests that are coming back positive, showing that the increase in cases is caused by more than just increased testing.

Statewide, Florida reports having completed over 2.1 million tests for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, with 8.8% coming back positive.

The rate of positivity among people tested for COVID-19 across Florida has been higher over the past two weeks than previously, topping out at 16% on June 23 and returning to 14.0% on tests taken Friday.

The percent of positive results ranged from 7.75% to nearly 16% over the past two weeks.
The percent of positive results ranged from 7.75% to nearly 16% over the past two weeks. (WPLG)

Here’s a look at how those percentages have trended in Miami-Dade and Broward counties:

MIAMI-DADE

  • 6/5 – 6.8%
  • 6/6 – 3.6%
  • 6/7 – 7.8%
  • 6/8 – 5.1%
  • 6/9 – 7.1%
  • 6/10 – 5.7%
  • 6/11 – 6%
  • 6/12 – 10.3%
  • 6/13 – 3.0%
  • 6/14 – 8.9%
  • 6/15 – 9.0%
  • 6/16 – 12.8%
  • 6/17 – 11.2%
  • 6/18 – 11.1%
  • 6/19 – 11.7%
  • 6/20 – 13.3%
  • 6/21 – 8.9%
  • 6/22 – 18.1%
  • 6/23 – 19.6%
  • 6/24 – 10.2%
  • 6/25 – 14.2%
  • 6/26 – 14.0%
  • 6/27 – 17.7%
  • 6/28 – 18.5%
  • 6/29 – 17.7%
  • 6/30 – 18.2%
  • 7/1 – 19.5%
  • 7/2 – 20.9%
  • 7/3 – 18.9%
  • 7/4 – 20.3%

BROWARD

  • 6/5 – 3.3%
  • 6/6 – 2.9%
  • 6/7 – 4.5%
  • 6/8 – 4%
  • 6/9 – 6.7%
  • 6/10 – 5.9%
  • 6/11 – 5%
  • 6/12 – 6.0%
  • 6/13 – 2.7%
  • 6/14 – 5.1%
  • 6/15 – 7.6%
  • 6/16 – 9.8%
  • 6/17 – 7.3%
  • 6/18 – 8.9%
  • 6/19 – 9.7%
  • 6/20 – 9.6%
  • 6/21 – 6.1%
  • 6/22 – 10.2%
  • 6/23 – 10.7%
  • 6/24 – 6.4%
  • 6/25 – 11.4%
  • 6/26 – 10.2%
  • 6/27 – 10.4%
  • 6/28 – 12.0%
  • 6/29 – 13.5%
  • 6/30 – 14.7%
  • 7/1 – 13.5%
  • 7/2 – 16.2%
  • 7/3 – 14.1%
  • 7/4 – 16.5%

Hospitals filling up

Concern is growing as South Florida hospital leaders closely track their bed space and ICU capacity.

Both Jackson Health System and Memorial Healthcare System have suspended non-emergency inpatient procedures to protect that capacity.

The state tracks its hospital space by county and by facility, which can be seen here.

Latest totals

The United States has passed 2.8 million confirmed cases, with over 129,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest numbers in the world. Over 894,000 Americans have been deemed recovered, according to data compiled from various sources by Johns Hopkins University.

Worldwide, the number of COVID-19 cases reported has surpassed 11.3 million. There have been more than 531,000 deaths worldwide attributed to the pandemic, with over 6.1 million being declared recovered.

In Florida, since June 3, the state has reported more than 1,000 new cases each day except one.

  • Sunday: 10,059
  • Saturday: 11,458
  • Friday: 9,488
  • Thursday: 10,109
  • Wednesday: 6,563
  • Tuesday: 6,093
  • Monday: 5,266
  • Sunday: 8,530
  • Saturday: 9,585
  • Friday: 8,942
  • June 25: 5,004
  • June 24: 5,511
  • June 23: 3,289
  • June 22: 2,926
  • June 21: 3,494
  • June 20: 4,049
  • June 19: 3,822
  • June 18: 3,207
  • June 17: 2,610
  • June 16: 2,783
  • June 15: 1,758
  • June 14: 2,016
  • June 13: 2,581
  • June 12: 1,902
  • June 11: 1,698
  • June 10: 1,371
  • June 9: 1,096
  • June 8: 966
  • June 7: 1,180
  • June 6: 1,270
  • June 5: 1,305
  • June 4: 1,419
  • June 3: 1,317

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