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Coronavirus: Florida reports 2,355 new cases, passes 13,000 deaths

Positivity rate of 4.47% from yesterday’s test results

Medical personnel conduct coronavirus drive-thru testing.
Medical personnel conduct coronavirus drive-thru testing.

Florida reported 2,355 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday along with 152 more residents’ deaths.

The state has now surpassed 13,000 deaths, including nonresidents who passed away here as a result of the virus.

Florida is now up to 671,201 confirmed cases, 12,939 resident deaths and 41,851 hospitalizations attributed to the novel coronavirus since the start of the outbreak, according to the state health department’s dashboard.

At least another 161 nonresidents have died from COVID-19 in the state.

The new deaths confirmed over the past 24 hours include 32 in Miami-Dade County, nine in Broward and 18 in Palm Beach County.

Yesterday’s statewide positivity rate was 4.47%. The two-week positivity rate is 4.96% and the 7-day is 4.58%.

With positivity rates continuing in an encouraging direction, Miami-Dade and Broward officially joined Phase 2 of reopening this week, though you won’t notice major differences right away in those counties, where bars and nightclubs remain closed.

In Monroe County, schools reopened to students on Monday. Broward and Miami-Dade are still discussing their school reopenings, with Broward’s superintendent targeting Oct. 5.

Florida's COVID-19 positivity rates over recent days.
Florida's COVID-19 positivity rates over recent days. (Florida Department of Health)

County by county

MIAMI-DADE

Cases: 165,147 (+459)

Deaths: 2,955 (+32)

Yesterday’s positivity: 4.52%

14-day positivity: 5.35%

7-day positivity: 4.69%

BROWARD

Cases: 74,832 (+143)

Deaths: 1,297 (+9)

Yesterday’s positivity: 2.97%

14-day positivity: 3.38%

7-day positivity: 2.99%

MONROE

Cases: 1,791 (+4)

Deaths: 20 (unchanged)

Yesterday’s positivity: 2.46%

14-day positivity: 2.95%

7-day positivity: 3.65%

PALM BEACH

Cases: 44,459 (+154)

Deaths: 1,234 (+18)

Yesterday’s positivity: 4.04%

For more detailed data on every county from the latest Florida Department of Health report, click here.

Latest totals

The United States has passed 6.6 million confirmed cases, with over 195,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest numbers in the world. Over 2.4 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 29.6 million. There have been more than 936,000 deaths worldwide attributed to the pandemic, with over 20.1 million being declared recovered.

Florida’s daily new cases have trended as follows:

  • Wednesday: 2,355
  • Tuesday: 3,116
  • Monday: 1,736
  • Sept. 13: 2,431
  • Sept. 12: 3,190
  • Sept. 11: 3,650
  • Sept. 10: 2,583
  • Sept. 9: 2,056
  • Sept. 8: 1,823
  • Sept. 7: 1,838
  • Sept. 6: 2,564
  • Sept. 5: 3,656
  • Sept. 4: 3,198
  • Sept. 3: 3,571
  • Sept. 2: 2,402
  • Sept. 1: 7,569* (includes a data backlog)
  • Aug. 31: 1,885
  • Aug. 30: 2,583
  • Aug. 29: 3,197
  • Aug. 28: 3,815
  • Aug. 27: 3,269
  • Aug. 26: 3,220
  • Aug. 25: 2,673
  • Aug. 24: 2,258
  • Aug. 23: 2,974
  • Aug. 22: 4,311
  • Aug. 21: 4,684
  • Aug. 20: 4,555
  • Aug. 19: 4,115
  • Aug. 18: 3,838
  • Aug. 17: 2,678
  • Aug. 16: 3,779
  • Aug. 15: 6,532
  • Aug. 14: 6,148
  • Aug. 13: 6,236
  • Aug. 12: 8,109* (includes a data backlog)
  • 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

Related links

List of cases by city in South Florida

Hospital bed capacity and availability

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