Coronavirus: Florida reports 1,885 new cases Monday, 68 deaths

Here's the latest on the coronavirus pandemic in Florida
Here's the latest on the coronavirus pandemic in Florida

Florida reported 1,885 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday with 68 more resident deaths and a positivity rate of 5.52% from Sunday’s test results.

The number of new cases is the lowest since 1,758 were announced on June 15.

The state is now up to 623,471 confirmed cases,11,187 resident deaths and 38,495 hospitalizations attributed to the novel coronavirus since the start of the outbreak, according to the Florida Department of Health.

At least 144 non-residents have also died from COVID-19 in Florida, the state’s dashboard says.

The new deaths announced Monday included 34 in Miami-Dade County, one in Broward and two in Palm Beach County.

The statewide positivity rate over the past seven days is 5.79% and the two-week positivity rate is 6.05%.

A look at the percentage of COVID-19 tests that have come back positive in Florida over recent days. (Florida Department of Health)

The encouraging trend in positivity rates has led Miami-Dade County to reopen casinos and indoor dining at restaurants, and Broward County to also consider some different measures.

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