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Coronavirus: Florida reports 107 COVID-19 deaths, adds 3,779 new cases

FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, a sign informs customers at the Edison Hotel restaurant about wearing a protective face mask during the coronavirus pandemic along Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Fla. America's failure so far to contain the spread of the coronavirus as it moves across the country has been met with astonishment and alarm on both sides of the Atlantic. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, a sign informs customers at the Edison Hotel restaurant about wearing a protective face mask during the coronavirus pandemic along Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Fla. America's failure so far to contain the spread of the coronavirus as it moves across the country has been met with astonishment and alarm on both sides of the Atlantic. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida reported 3,779 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday with 107 more residents’ deaths.

The state is now up to 573,416 confirmed cases and 9,452 resident deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus since the start of the outbreak, according to the Florida Department of Health.

At least 135 non-residents have also died from COVID-19 in Florida, the state’s dashboard says.

The new deaths announced Sunday include 40 in Broward County, 10 in Miami-Dade and three in Palm Beach County. Monroe County did not report any additional fatalities.

On Wednesday, the health department noted that its numbers had been skewed by a Miami Gardens lab reporting seven weeks worth of results (including over 4,000 positive cases) at once. It resulted in a record 4,141 new cases reported in Miami-Dade in one day, as well as inflated numbers elsewhere in South Florida.

The state and Miami-Dade County are further investigating that backlog of cases Niznik Lab Corp but say that people whose results were processed by that lab were receiving their results even though they weren’t initially reported to the state.

Florida has seen a gradual lowering of its positivity rate over the past few weeks, dipping under the 10% that the state wants to be under. The statewide average positivity over the past week has been 9.11% with the two-week average at 9.40%. (See more on positivity rates lower in the story.)

County-by-county

In the past day, Miami-Dade County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by 900 to 145,307. The county has 2,057 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest total in the state.

Broward’s cases increased by 436 to 66,447. The county’s death toll is now at 980.

Palm Beach County’s cases increased by 227 to 39,129, with the death toll now at 992.

Monroe County is now listed with 1,633 cases, a one-day increase of 11, with 13 deaths.

Florida has confirmed at least 33,928 coronavirus-related hospitalizations since the start of the outbreak.

Positivity rates

Statewide, Florida reports having completed over 4.2 million tests for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, with 13.53% coming back positive. The state says its target is to stay below 10% positivity.

Positivity statewide has been between 7.69% and 11.9% over the past week, representing a downward trend. (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 look at the percentage of COVID-19 tests that have come back positive in Florida over recent days.
A look at the percentage of COVID-19 tests that have come back positive in Florida over recent days. (WPLG)

The rate of positivity among people tested for COVID-19 across Florida topped out at over 18% for tests processed July 8.

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

MIAMI-DADE

  • 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 – 20.3%
  • 7/10 – 21.5%
  • 7/11 – 16.6%
  • 7/12 – 20.3%
  • 7/13 – 22.2%
  • 7/14 – 20.0%
  • 7/15 – 18.6%
  • 7/16 – 18.3%
  • 7/17 – 17.5%
  • 7/18 – 20.6%
  • 7/19 – 22.7%
  • 7/20 – 19.3%
  • 7/21 – 16.7%
  • 7/22 – 18.6%
  • 7/23 – 19.8%
  • 7/24 – 19.7%
  • 7/25 – 18.1%
  • 7/26 – 18.2%
  • 7/27 – 17.5%
  • 7/28 – 16.3%
  • 7/29 – 17.8%
  • 7/30 – 14.9%
  • 7/31 – 16.2%
  • 8/1 – 15.3%
  • 8/2 – 12.5%
  • 8/3 – 13.7%
  • 8/4 – 15.5%
  • 8/5 – 12.8%
  • 8/6 – 14.5%
  • 8/7 – 13.4%
  • 8/8 – 12.2%
  • 8/9 – 10.8%
  • 8/10 – 13.6%
  • 8/11 – 18.3% (would have been 12.4% when excluding historical data submission)
  • 8/12 – 12.8%
  • 8/13 – 11.0%
  • 8/14 – 10.7%
  • 8/15 – 10.3%

BROWARD

  • 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 – 13.8%
  • 7/13 – 16.0%
  • 7/14 – 14.8%
  • 7/15 – 16.6%
  • 7/16 – 14.3%
  • 7/17 – 13.7%
  • 7/18 – 12.6%
  • 7/19 – 17.6%
  • 7/20 – 15.1%
  • 7/21 – 12.3%
  • 7/22 – 14.1%
  • 7/23 – 15.7%
  • 7/24 – 12.9%
  • 7/25 – 12.2%
  • 7/26 – 13.2%
  • 7/27 – 10.8%
  • 7/28 – 12.7%
  • 7/29 – 13.8%
  • 7/30 – 10.8%
  • 7/31 – 12.8%
  • 8/1 – 12.0%
  • 8/2 – 8.3%
  • 8/3 – 10.4%
  • 8/4 – 8.8%
  • 8/5 – 8.3%
  • 8/6 – 9.7%
  • 8/7 – 9.7%
  • 8/8 – 8.7%
  • 8/9 – 9.4%
  • 8/10 – 9.9%
  • 8/11 – 8.6%
  • 8/12 – 9.0%
  • 8/13 – 7.5%
  • 8/14 – 7.1%
  • 8/15 – 8.4%

Tracking the records

Florida’s most cases announced in a day: 15,300 on July 12

Florida’s most resident deaths announced in a day: 276 on Aug. 11

Miami-Dade’s most cases announced in a day: 4,141 on July 12 (included a historical data submission)

Broward’s most cases announced in a day: 1,772 on July 12

Palm Beach’s most cases announced in a day: 1,171 on July 12

Monroe’s most cases announced in a day: 84 on July 24

Latest totals

The United States has passed 5.3 million confirmed cases, with over 169,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest numbers in the world. Over 1.8 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 21.4 million. There have been more than 771,000 deaths worldwide attributed to the pandemic, with over 13.4 million being declared recovered.

Florida’s daily new cases have trended as follows:

  • Sunday: 3,779
  • Saturday: 6,532
  • Friday: 6,148
  • Thursday: 6,236
  • Wednesday: 8,109
  • Tuesday: 5,831
  • Monday: 4,155
  • Aug. 9: 6,229
  • Aug. 8: 8,502
  • Aug. 7: 7,686
  • Aug. 6: 7,650
  • Aug. 5: 5,409
  • Aug. 4: 5,446
  • Aug. 3: 4,752
  • Aug. 2: 7,104
  • Aug. 1: 9,642
  • July 31: 9,007
  • July 30: 9,956
  • July 29: 9,446
  • July 28: 9,230
  • July 27: 8,892
  • July 26: 9,344
  • July 25: 12,199
  • July 24: 12,444
  • July 23: 10,249
  • July 22: 9,785
  • July 21: 9,440
  • July 20: 10,347
  • July 19: 12,478
  • July 18: 10,328
  • July 17: 11,466
  • July 16: 13,965
  • July 15: 10,181
  • July 14: 9,194
  • July 13: 12,624
  • July 12: 15,300
  • July 11: 10,360
  • July 10: 11,433
  • July 9: 8,935
  • July 8: 9,989
  • July 7: 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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