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Coronavirus: Florida reports 2,908 new cases Friday, 192 new hospitalizations

Jackson Health System Public Safety Lt. Jesus Cendan, right, hands out free personal protective equipment to healthcare workers at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Miami. Hundreds of workers lined up for the PPE provided by the New York nonprofit Cut Red Tape 4 Heroes. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Jackson Health System Public Safety Lt. Jesus Cendan, right, hands out free personal protective equipment to healthcare workers at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Miami. Hundreds of workers lined up for the PPE provided by the New York nonprofit Cut Red Tape 4 Heroes. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Florida reported an increase of 2,908 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, while the state recorded 192 new hospitalizations due to the novel coronavirus.

The state also confirmed 118 additional residents’ deaths. On Wednesday, Florida hit a milestone passing 15,000 fatalities when including non-residents who died here.

Florida is now up to 728,921confirmed cases, 15,186 resident deaths and 186 non-resident deaths from COVID-19 that occurred here, according to the health department’s dashboard.

At least 45,675 hospitalizations have been attributed to the novel coronavirus since the start of the outbreak with 192 new hospitalizations reported in a 24 hour period.

The statewide positivity rate from yesterday’s testing was 4.13%, according to the health department. The 14-day average positivity is 4.14% and the 7-day is 4.73%.

The increased death toll includes 22 from Miami-Dade County, 12 from Broward, nine from Palm Beach County, and one from Monroe County.

Miami-Dade officials have announced the first confirmed case for a public school student since schools reopened this week.

Florida’s health department has also released a second batch of data on COVID-19 infections at Florida schools statewide.

Percent positivity for new cases in Florida residents .
Percent positivity for new cases in Florida residents . (Florida Department of Health)

County by county

MIAMI-DADE

Cases: 174,112 (+391)

Deaths: 3,409 (+22)

Yesterday’s positivity: 4.08%

14-day positivity: 4.6%

7-day positivity: 4.55%

BROWARD

Cases: 78,795 (+181)

Deaths: 1,455 (+12)

Yesterday’s positivity: 2.7%

14-day positivity: 2.95%

7-day positivity: 3%

MONROE

Cases: 1,927 (+13)

Deaths: 24 (+1)

Yesterday’s positivity: 5.91%

14-day positivity: 4.48%

7-day positivity: 6.16%

PALM BEACH

Cases: 47,648 (+123)

Deaths: 1,425 (+9)

Yesterday’s positivity: 2.48%

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

Latest totals

The United States has passed 7.6 million confirmed cases, with over 212,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest numbers in the world. Over 3 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 36.25 million. There have been more than 1 million deaths worldwide attributed to the pandemic, with over 25.5 million being declared recovered.

Florida’s daily new cases have trended as follows:

  • Friday: 2,908
  • Thursday: 3,306
  • Wednesday: 2,582
  • Tuesday: 2,251
  • Monday: 1,415
  • Oct. 4: 1,844
  • Oct. 3: 2,811
  • Oct. 2: 2,660
  • Oct. 1: 2,628
  • Sept. 30: 1,948
  • Sept. 29: 3,266
  • Sept. 28: 738
  • Sept. 27: 1,882
  • Sept. 26: 2,795
  • Sept. 25: 2,847
  • Sept. 24: 2,541
  • Sept. 23: 2,590
  • Sept. 22: 2,470
  • Sept. 21: 1,685
  • Sept. 20: 2,521
  • Sept. 19: 3,573
  • Sept. 18: 3,204
  • Sept. 17: 3,255
  • Sept. 16: 2,355
  • Sept. 15: 3,116
  • Sept. 14: 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

Coronavirus cases in Florida schools

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