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Coronavirus: Florida reports 219 more resident deaths, 3,838 more COVID-19 cases

Bike riders ride past a "Mask Up Miami Beach" sign during the coronavirus pandemic.
Bike riders ride past a "Mask Up Miami Beach" sign during the coronavirus pandemic. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida reported 3,838 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday with 219 more residents’ deaths.

The state is now up to 579,932 confirmed cases and 9,758 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 Tuesday include 45 in Miami-Dade County, 12 in Broward and 14 in Palm Beach County. Monroe County did not report any additional fatalities.

Florida has seen a gradual lowering of its positivity rate over the past few weeks. For six straight days, the statewide positivity has been below the 10% threshold that the state wants to be under. (See more on positivity rates lower in the story.)

Florida on Monday reported 2,678 new cases of COVID-19, the fewest in over two months.

The state has seen another downswing in test results received over the past three days, which is also a factor in the lower number of new cases uncovered.

A look at the number of COVID-19 test results received by Florida's health department each day over the past two weeks.
A look at the number of COVID-19 test results received by Florida's health department each day over the past two weeks. (Florida Department of Health)

County-by-county

In the past day, Miami-Dade County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by 964 to 146,990. The county has 2,126 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest total in the state.

Broward’s cases increased by 367 to 67,193. The county’s death toll is now at 1,025.

Palm Beach County’s cases increased by 186 to 39,460, with the death toll at 1,006.

Monroe County is now listed with 1,650 cases, a one-day increase of seven, and 13 deaths.

Florida has confirmed at least 34,695 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% and 12% 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. (Florida Department of Health)

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 – 10.9%
  • 8/14 – 10.7%
  • 8/15 – 10.3%
  • 8/16 – 12.3%
  • 8/17 – 10.5%

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 – 8.3%
  • 8/16 – 9.0%
  • 8/17 – 7.6%

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 Aug. 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 5.4 million confirmed cases, with over 170,000 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 21.9 million. There have been more than 775,000 deaths worldwide attributed to the pandemic, with over 13.9 million being declared recovered.

Florida’s daily new cases have trended as follows:

  • Tuesday: 3,838
  • Monday: 2,678
  • Sunday: 3,779
  • Saturday: 6,532
  • Friday: 6,148
  • Thursday: 6,236
  • Wednesday: 8,109
  • Aug. 11: 5,831
  • Aug. 10: 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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