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Coronavirus: Florida reports 9,194 new COVID-19 cases and record 132 deaths

32 more Miami-Dade resident deaths confirmed as a result of coronavirus

A health care worker signs people up for testing at a COVID-19 testing site at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Monday, July 13, 2020.
A health care worker signs people up for testing at a COVID-19 testing site at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Monday, July 13, 2020. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida reported 9,194 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, a decrease after the two heaviest days of new cases since the start of the pandemic. But 132 new resident deaths were included in the state’s latest data, the most Florida has reported in a single day.

The new resident deaths include 32 in Miami-Dade County and 13 in Palm Beach County. Broward and Monroe counties had no additional fatalities reported.

The state is now up to 291,629 confirmed cases with 4,409 resident deaths associated with the novel coronavirus, according to the latest data released by the health department.

Florida had reported 15,300 new cases Sunday, which was a one-day record for any state, and then another 12,624 cases Monday.

County-by-county

In the past day, Miami-Dade County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by 2,090 to 69,803. The county has 1,175 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest total in the state.

Broward’s cases increased by 1,330 to 32,814. The county’s death toll remains at 464.

Palm Beach County’s cases increased by 473 to 22,279, with the death toll now at 624.

Monroe County is now listed with 641 cases, a one-day increase of 30, and six deaths.

On Sunday, single-day records for new cases were reached in Miami-Dade (3,576), Broward (1,772) and Palm Beach County (1,171). Monroe had its single-day high with 74 new cases on Saturday.

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.

Florida has confirmed at least 18,881 coronavirus-related hospitalizations since the start of the outbreak.

Positivity rates

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

Statewide, Florida reports having completed over 2.6 million tests for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, with 10.8% coming back positive. The state says its target is to stay below 10% positivity.

The rate of positivity among people tested for COVID-19 across Florida topped out at over 18% for tests processed Wednesday. Positivity lowered to 11.4% for tests processed Sunday but was back up to 15% for tests processed Monday (This percentage is the number of people who test positive for the first time divided by all the people tested that day, excluding people who have previously tested positive.)

A day-by-day look at what percentage of COVID-19 cases came back positive in Florida.
A day-by-day look at what percentage of COVID-19 cases came back positive in Florida. (Florida Department of Health)

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

MIAMI-DADE

  • 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 – 20.5%
  • 7/5 – 19.9%
  • 7/6 – 20.9%
  • 7/7 – 21.9%
  • 7/8 – 26.3%
  • 7/9 – 20.2%
  • 7/10 – 21.4%
  • 7/11 – 16.5%
  • 7/12 – 20.1%
  • 7/13 – 22.1%

BROWARD

  • 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 – 14.0%
  • 7/4 – 16.3%
  • 7/5 – 15.9%
  • 7/6 – 12.9%
  • 7/7 – 14.0%
  • 7/8 – 22.5%
  • 7/9 – 14.9%
  • 7/10 – 15.8%
  • 7/11 – 13.4%
  • 7/12 – 13.5%
  • 7/13 – 16.1%

Hospitals and testing

Hospital leaders and medical workers on the front lines are closely watching dwindling bed space and ICU capacity. There’s a sense that South Florida’s hospitals could be full by the end of the month at the current pace.

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.

Meanwhile, more residents are going out to get tested for COVID-19, which has led to longer lines and delays with getting results back.

Latest totals

The United States has passed 3.3 million confirmed cases, with over 135,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest numbers in the world. Over 1 million 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 13.1 million. There have been more than 573,000 deaths worldwide attributed to the pandemic, with over 7.2 million being declared recovered.

Florida’s daily new cases have trended sharply upward over the past month:

  • Sunday: 15,300
  • Saturday: 10,360
  • Friday: 11,433
  • Thursday: 8,935
  • Wednesday: 9,989
  • Tuesday: 7,347
  • July 6: 6,336
  • July 5: 10,059
  • July 4: 11,458
  • July 3: 9,488
  • July 2: 10,109
  • July 1: 6,563
  • June 30: 6,093
  • June 29: 5,266
  • June 28: 8,530
  • June 27: 9,585
  • June 26: 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

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