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Coronavirus: Florida reports 10,557 new cases Saturday, 71 resident deaths

Central Florida leaders prepare for COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Central Florida leaders prepare for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The Florida Department of Health reported 10,557 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

It marked the third consecutive day with more than 10,000 new cases in the state.

Florida also reported an additional 71 resident deaths as a result of COVID-19.

The state is now up to 1,116,973 total cases of COVID-19 and 19,785 resident deaths, according to the health department.

Florida has also reported that at least 264 non-resident deaths have occurred here, and there have been at least 57,986 hospitalizations attributed to the novel coronavirus since the start of the outbreak.

The statewide positivity rate from yesterday’s testing was 7.91%. The 14-day average positivity rate is 8.12% and the 7-day average is 8.01%.

Deaths confirmed in the past day include six in Miami-Dade County, two in Broward County and one in Palm Beach County.

The latest numbers come as the United States received vaccine approval from the FDA on Friday. Gov. Ron DeSantis said Florida’s long-term care facility residents could be receiving their vaccine shots in the coming weeks.

On Wednesday, the health department released an updated list of the schools across the state that have confirmed COVID-19 cases. There are at least 1,217 primary and secondary schools with cases, the data shows.

Positivity rates for new COVID-19 cases among Florida residents over the past two weeks. (WPLG)

County by county

MIAMI-DADE

Cases: 255,462 (+2,059)

Deaths: 3,965 (+6)

Yesterday’s positivity: 8.17%

BROWARD

Cases: 119,429 (+917)

Deaths: 1,730 (+2)

Yesterday’s positivity: 6.86%

MONROE

Cases: 3,797 (+27)

Deaths: 28 (unchanged)

Yesterday’s positivity: 9.96%

PALM BEACH

Cases: 72,247 (+556)

Deaths: 1,766 (+1)

Yesterday’s positivity: 6.31%

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 71.3 million. There have been more than 1.6 million deaths worldwide attributed to the pandemic, with over 45.5 million being declared recovered, according to data compiled from various sources by Johns Hopkins University.

The United States has passed 15.8 million confirmed cases, with more than 295,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest totals in the world. Over 6.1 million Americans have been deemed recovered.

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

  • Dec. 12: 10,577
  • Dec. 11: 11,699
  • Dec. 10: 11,335
  • Dec. 9: 9,592
  • Dec. 8: 7,985
  • Dec. 7: 7,711
  • Dec. 6: 8,436
  • Dec. 5: 10,431
  • Dec. 4: 10,177
  • Dec. 3: 10,870
  • Dec. 2: 9,994
  • Dec. 1: 8,847
  • Nov. 30: 6,658
  • Nov. 29: 7,363
  • Nov. 28: 6,277
  • Nov. 26 and 27 combined: 17,344
  • Nov. 25: 8,376
  • Nov. 24: 8,555
  • Nov. 23: 6,331
  • Nov. 22: 6,586
  • Nov. 21: 8,410
  • Nov. 20: 9,085
  • 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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About the Author:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.