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Florida’s coronavirus positivity rate rises to 8.34% as state reports 4,353 new cases

Lab technicians work with COVID-19 testing samples in this file photo.
Lab technicians work with COVID-19 testing samples in this file photo. (Copyright 2020)

Florida’s health department confirmed an increase of 4,353 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, as well as 69 more resident deaths, as the statewide positivity rate rose to 8.34%.

The state is now up to 852,174 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 17,248 resident deaths, according to the health department’s dashboard. Florida has also reported 212 non-resident deaths that occurred here, and 50,872 hospitalizations attributed to the novel coronavirus since the start of the outbreak.

Deaths confirmed in the past 24 hours in South Florida include two in Miami-Dade County, one in Broward County and two in Palm Beach County.

The statewide positivity rate based on yesterday’s testing was 8.34%, according to the health department. That’s notably higher than the 14-day average positivity rate of 6.7% and the 7-day average of 7.3%.

Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber has gone so far as to suggest that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is pursuing herd immunity, allowing the virus to spread.

A report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force obtained by ABC last week warned that 70% of the counties in Florida are displaying moderate to high levels of community spread, including Miami-Dade and Broward.

It’s also worth noting that the number of cases reported in the coming days could reflect several testing locations being closed temporarily because of Tropical Storm Eta.

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: 195,273 (+394)

Deaths: 3,690 (+2)

Yesterday’s positivity: 6.30%

14-day average positivity: 6.48%

7-day average positivity: 7.21%

BROWARD

Cases: 91,704 (+263)

Deaths: 1,560 (+1)

Yesterday’s positivity: 6.64%

14-day average positivity: 6.33%

7-day average positivity: 6.8%

MONROE

Cases: 2,605 (+9)

Deaths: 25 (unchanged)

Yesterday’s positivity: 6.07%

14-day average positivity: 10.99%

7-day average positivity: 9.4%

PALM BEACH

Cases: 56,145 (+329)

Deaths: 1,612 (+2)

Yesterday’s positivity: 7.95%

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 is more than 50.9 million. There have been more than 1.2 million deaths worldwide attributed to the pandemic, with over 33.2 million being declared recovered, according to data compiled from various sources by Johns Hopkins University.

The United States has passed 10.1 million confirmed cases, with over 238,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest numbers in the world. Over 3.9 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. 10: 4,353
  • Nov. 9: 3,924
  • Nov. 8: 6,820
  • Nov. 7: 4,452
  • Nov. 6: 5,245
  • Nov. 5: 6,257
  • Nov. 4: 4,423
  • 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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