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Coronavirus: Florida reports 4,637 new cases of COVID-19 on Election Day

Coronavirus cases have been rising at a sharper rate in Florida in recent days.
Coronavirus cases have been rising at a sharper rate in Florida in recent days. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The coronavirus was one of the biggest topics of this election season, and on the final day for people to cast their ballots, Florida’s health department reported an increase of 4,637 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The state also confirmed 56 more resident deaths.

In seven of the past eight days, the state has announced at least 4,000 new cases.

Florida is now up to 816,700 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 16,890 resident deaths, according to the health department’s dashboard. At least 209 non-residents have also died in Florida, and the state has reported 49,715 hospitalizations attributed to the novel coronavirus since the start of the outbreak.

Tuesday’s daily update from the state came more than four hours later than usual.

Combining residents and non-residents who died here, the state’s death toll related to COVID-19 has surpassed 17,000 since the start of the outbreak.

The statewide positivity rate based on yesterday’s testing was 7.58%, according to the health department.

New deaths confirmed in the past 24 hours include six in Miami-Dade County, one in Broward County and four in Palm Beach County.

Last week, the health department also released updated numbers showing that nearly 500 primary and secondary schools across 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. (Florida Department of Health)

County by county

MIAMI-DADE

Cases: 188,636 (+879)

Deaths: 3,675 (+6)

Yesterday’s positivity: 6.48%

BROWARD

Cases: 87,959 (+503)

Deaths: 1,532 (+1)

Yesterday’s positivity: 6.7%

MONROE

Cases: 2,401 (+35)

Deaths: 25 (unchanged)

Yesterday’s positivity: 15.67%

PALM BEACH

Cases: 53,511 (+360)

Deaths: 1,599 (+4)

Yesterday’s positivity: 8.30%

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

Latest totals

Worldwide, the number of COVID-19 cases reported has surpassed 47 million. There have been more than 1.2 million deaths worldwide attributed to the pandemic, with over 31.4 million being declared recovered, according to data compiled from various sources by Johns Hopkins University.

The United States has passed 9.3 million confirmed cases, with over 231,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest numbers in the world. Over 3.6 million Americans have been deemed recovered.

An influential model of the coronavirus pandemic has predicted 399,000 total coronavirus deaths in the United States by Feb. 1. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine said it’s most likely that by the middle of January, 2,250 Americans will be dying every day from coronavirus — three times more than the current rate.

Florida’s daily new cases have trended as follows:

  • Nov. 3: 4,637
  • Nov. 2: 4,651
  • Nov. 1: 4,865
  • Oct. 31: 2,331
  • Oct. 30: 5,592
  • Oct. 29: 4,198
  • Oct. 28: 4,115
  • Oct. 27: 4,298
  • Oct. 26: 3,377
  • Oct. 25: 2,385
  • Oct. 24: 4,471
  • Oct. 23: 3,689
  • Oct. 22: 5,557
  • Oct. 21: 2,145
  • Oct. 20: 3,662
  • Oct. 19: 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

Related links

List of cases by city in South Florida

Find a COVID-19 testing site near you

Hospital bed capacity and availability

Coronavirus cases in Florida schools

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