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Coronavirus: Florida records 2,673 new cases, 183 more deaths

Florida's 13th day with positivity rate under 10%

Coronavirus confirmed cases increase in Miami-Dade, Broward
Coronavirus confirmed cases increase in Miami-Dade, Broward

MIAMI – Florida Department of Health reported there are 2,673 new cases and 183 more deaths associated with COVID-19 on Tuesday in Florida.

With the new cases, Florida’s confirmed COVID-19 cases increased from 602,829 on Monday to 605,502 on Tuesday.

Officials have associated 10,717 deaths in Florida with COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak, including the deaths of 137 non-residents.

Florida’s coronavirus-related hospitalizations increased by 452 people with 36,586 hospitalizations by Monday and 37,038 hospitalizations by Tuesday.

Officials also reported a 7.49% day-to-day positivity rate on Tuesday. It was an increase from Monday’s 5.15%, but it marked the 13th day that Florida had a positivity rate that is lower than the 10% that the World Health Organization recommends.

Although the trends are in the right direction, Florida remains the second state in the country with the most cases after California, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation estimates the state has more than enough hospital capacity and projects 21,174 people will die of complications with COVID-19 in Florida by Dec. 1.

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Healthcare worker Rahaana Smith instructs passengers how to use a nasal swab, Friday, July 24, 2020, at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Healthcare worker Rahaana Smith instructs passengers how to use a nasal swab, Friday, July 24, 2020, at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY: 24 more deaths

With 24 more deaths reported on Tuesday in Miami-Dade, the death toll increased to 2,277.

In the past day, Miami-Dade’s confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by 773 to a total of 153,385, including 939 non-residents.

Miami, Hialeah and Homestead continue to be among the top 10 cities with the most cases in the state. Miami’s cases increased by 289 to a total of 90,604. Hialeah’s cases increase by 95 to a total of 21,887. Homestead’s cases increased by 26 to a total of 10,268.

According to the Agency for Health Care Administration, there were 829 people hospitalized in Miami-Dade with a primary COVID-19 diagnosis. The total hospitalizations since the outbreak started, according to FDOH, is 7,038.

BROWARD COUNTY: 15 more deaths

With 15 more deaths, Broward’s death toll increased to 1,147.

The cases in Broward increased by 201 to a total of 69,584.

Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood continue to be among the top 10 cities with the most cases in the state. Fort Lauderdale‘s cases increased by 53 to a total of 15,318. Hollywood‘s cases increased by 30 to a total of 13,163.

According to the AHCA, there were 584 people hospitalized in Broward with a primary COVID-19 diagnosis. The total hospitalizations, according to FDOH, is 5,132.

PALM BEACH COUNTY: 5 more deaths

The cases in Palm Beach increased by 107 to a total of 40,853. With 5 new deaths, the death toll increased to 1,066.

West Palm Beach continues to be among the top 10 cities with the most cases in the state. The cases increased by 30 to a total of 10,141.

According to the AHCA, there were 243 people hospitalized in Palm Beach with a primary COVID-19 diagnosis. The total hospitalizations since the outbreak started, according to FDOH, is 3,159.

MONROE COUNTY

With one new COVID-19 case, the total in Monroe increased to 1,695 and the death toll remained unchanged at 14.

According to the AHCA, there were four people hospitalized in Monroe with a primary COVID-19 diagnosis. The total hospitalizations since the outbreak started, according to FDOH, is 107.

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A look at the data

POSITIVITY RATE

Florida’s recent day-to-day positivity rate has been below 10% since Aug. 11. Miami-Dade’s rate has been below 10% since Aug. 18 and Broward’s has been below 10% since Aug. 12.

Monday (Aug. 24): Florida is 5.15%. Miami-Dade is 9.35%. Broward is 5.66%

Sunday (Aug. 23): Florida is 5.20%. Miami-Dade is 9.13%. Broward is 4.27%.

Saturday (Aug. 22): Florida’s is 5.52%. Miami-Dade’s is 8.55%. Broward’s is 4.38%.

Friday (Aug. 21): Florida’s is 4.89%. Miami-Dade’s is 6.78%. Broward’s is 4.89%.

Thursday (Aug. 20): Florida’s is 6.83%. Miami-Dade’s is 9.55%. Broward’s is 6.56%.

Wednesday (Aug. 19): Florida’s is 6.78%. Miami-Dade’s is 9.62%. Broward’s is 7.13%.

Tuesday (Aug. 18): Florida’s is 7.08%. Miami-Dade’s is 9.73%. Broward’s is 6%.

Aug. 17: Florida’s is 7.91%. Miami-Dade’s is 10.5%. Broward’s is 7.6%.

Aug. 16: Florida’s is 8.25%. Miami-Dade’s is 12.3%. Broward’s is 9%.

Aug. 15: Florida’s is 7.79%. Miami-Dade’s is 10.3%. Broward’s is 8.3%.

Aug. 14: Florida’s is 7.71%. Miami-Dade’s is 10.7%. Broward’s is 7.1%.

Aug. 13: Florida’s is 8.08%. Miami-Dade’s is 10.9%. Broward’s is 7.5%.

Aug. 12: Florida’s is 9.52%. Miami-Dade’s is 12.8%. Broward’s is 9%.

Aug. 11: Florida’s is 11.89%. Broward’s is 8.6%. Miami-Dade’s is 18.3%, but it would have been 12.4% when excluding historical data submission.

A statue of a chef at Florio's of Little Italy restaurant wears a protective face mask on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk during the new coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
A statue of a chef at Florio's of Little Italy restaurant wears a protective face mask on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk during the new coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

TESTING OVERALL

Florida’s overall positivity rate remains at 13.4%.

Since the outbreak began in March, the FDOH reported there have been about 4.47 million test results out of which 3.86 million tests have had negative results and 605,502 have had positive results.

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Local 10 News Digital Executive Producer David Selig contributed to this report.


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