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Florida reports an increase of more than 9,000 new coronavirus cases Thursday, highest since Sunday

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Florida’s health department confirmed an increase of more than 9,000 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, with the state also reporting 79 more resident deaths as a result of the virus. The numbers, 9,085 to be exact, show the highest increase since Sunday’s 10,105 cases recorded.

Florida is now up to 914,333 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 17,810 resident deaths, according to the health department’s dashboard. The state has also reported 220 non-resident deaths that occurred here, bringing the total death county to 18,030, and 52,865 hospitalizations attributed to the novel coronavirus since the start of the outbreak.

The statewide positivity rate on yesterday’s testing was 7.58%. The 14-day average positivity rate is 7.9% and the 7-day is 8.27%.

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

Miami-Dade County accounts for 21.4% of new cases, while South Florida accounts for 32.1% of all new cases in the state.

The most recent White House Coronavirus Task Force weekly briefing for governors, dated Nov. 15, was obtained by ABC News and says “Florida is in the midst of a viral resurgence and with aggressive action now, can contain this surge.”

On Wednesday the health department released an updated report that shows nearly 1,000 schools across South Florida have had COVID-19 cases over the past two months.

Concern is also rising as cases increase at long-term care facilities in the state.

Florida coronavirus positivity rates.
Florida coronavirus positivity rates. (WPLG)

County by county

MIAMI-DADE

Cases: 209,166 (+1,945)

Deaths: 3,738 (+7)

Yesterday’s positivity: 8.09%

14-day average positivity: 8.15%

7-day average positivity: 8.8%

BROWARD

Cases: 98,377 (+902)

Deaths: 1,611 (+3)

Yesterday’s positivity: 6.92%

14-day average positivity: 7.51%

7-day average positivity: 7.99%

MONROE

Cases: 2,965 (+73)

Deaths: 25 (unchanged)

Yesterday’s positivity: 11.78%

14-day average positivity: 11%

7-day average positivity: 11.9%

PALM BEACH

Cases: 60,219 (+563)

Deaths: 1,644 (+3)

Yesterday’s positivity: 7.21%

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 56.4 million. There have been more than 1.3 million deaths worldwide attributed to the pandemic, with over 36.2 million being declared recovered, according to data compiled from various sources by Johns Hopkins University.

The United States has passed 11.5 million confirmed cases, with over 250,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest numbers in the world. Over 4.3 million Americans have been deemed recovered.

Florida’s daily new cases reported have trended as follows:

  • Nov. 19: 9,085
  • Nov. 18: 7,925
  • Nov. 17: 7,459
  • Nov. 16: 4,663
  • Nov. 15: 10,105
  • Nov. 14: 4,544
  • Nov. 13: 6,933
  • Nov. 12: 5,607
  • Nov. 11: 5,838
  • 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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