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Coronavirus: Florida reports 4,471 new cases Saturday, 77 resident deaths

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Florida’s health department reported an increase of 4,471 COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

Florida also reported 77 additional resident deaths, including eight in Miami-Dade County, one in Broward County and three in Palm Beach County.

The state is now up to 776,251 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 16,417 resident deaths, according to the health department’s dashboard. At least 203 non-residents have also died in Florida, and the state has reported 48,127 hospitalizations attributed to the novel coronavirus since the start of the outbreak.

The statewide positivity rate based on yesterday’s testing was 3.68%, according to the health department. The 14-day average positivity is 4.88% and the 7-day is 5.08%.

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that there is no reason to sound an alarm, citing hospitalization data.

“Patients being treated statewide at ICUs is the lowest it’s been I think since the beginning of June,” he said.

In fact, DeSantis on Thursday announced the expansion of visitation at long-term care facilities, lifting capacity limits and also allowing children to now visit.

Dr. Sergio Segarra, chief medical officer at Baptist Hospital, says South Floridians still need to email vigilant.

“Frankly, I’m concerned that the public is dropping its guard a bit,” he said, reminding the importance of wearing masks.

Florida’s case increase Thursday was the state’s highest in a single day without a historical data dump since Oct. 15. On Friday, the United States had its highest day of reported new cases since the start of the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

On Wednesday, Florida’s Surgeon General Dr. Scott A. Rivkees announced that the DOH will do a more thorough review of coronavirus-related deaths reported to the state.

“Fatality data reported to the state consistently presents confusion and warrants a more rigorous review,” the state said in a news release. “Of the 95 fatalities reported to the state yesterday, 16 had more than a two-month separation between the time the individuals tested positive and passed away, and 11 of the deaths occurred more than a month ago.”

Also Wednesday, the health department released updated numbers showing that more than 360 primary and secondary schools in South Florida have had COVID-19 infections confirmed by the state.

A look at the COVID-19 percent positivity across Florida over recent days.
A look at the COVID-19 percent positivity across Florida over recent days. (WPLG)

County by county

MIAMI-DADE

Cases: 181,633 (+616)

Deaths: 3,605 (+8)

Yesterday’s positivity: 2.48%

BROWARD

Cases: 83,165 (+459)

Deaths: 1,520 (+1)

Yesterday’s positivity: 2.90%

MONROE

Cases: 2,178 (+27)

Deaths: 25 (unchanged)

Yesterday’s positivity: 5.16%

PALM BEACH

Cases: 50,316 (+328)

Deaths: 1,561 (+3)

Yesterday’s positivity: 2.67%

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

Latest totals

The United States has passed 8.4 million confirmed cases, with over 224,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest numbers in the world. Over 3.3 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 42.3 million. There have been more than 1.1 million deaths worldwide attributed to the pandemic, with over 28.6 million being declared recovered.

Florida’s daily new cases have trended as follows:

  • Saturday: 4,471
  • Friday: 3,689
  • Thursday: 5,557
  • Wednesday: 2,145
  • Tuesday: 3,662
  • Monday: 1,707
  • Oct. 18: 2,539
  • Oct. 17: 4,044
  • Oct. 16: 3,449
  • Oct. 15: 3,356
  • Oct. 14: 2,883
  • Oct. 13: 2,725
  • Oct. 12: 1,533
  • Oct. 11: 5,570* (includes a data backlog)
  • Oct. 10: State provided no updated information
  • Oct. 9: 2,908
  • Oct. 8: 3,306
  • Oct. 7: 2,582
  • Oct. 6: 2,251
  • Oct. 5: 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

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