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Florida reports 13,871 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, highest since July 16

Deaths from COVID-19 in Florida inching closer to 22,000 since pandemic began

In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, a registered nurse Chrissie Burkhiser works in an emergency room n Memphis, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, a registered nurse Chrissie Burkhiser works in an emergency room n Memphis, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Florida health officials reported 13,871 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday and 137 more deaths.

The state has now confirmed 1,306,123 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began and 21,546 resident deaths, according to the health department.

Florida has also reported that at least 311 non-resident deaths have occurred here, and there have been at least 62,508 hospitalizations attributed to the novel coronavirus in the state since the start of the outbreak.

The statewide positivity rate on Tuesday was 8.72%.

Deaths confirmed since yesterday include five in Miami-Dade County, 10 in Broward County and eight in Palm Beach County.

The focus of attention, although with the spotlight still squarely shining on coronavirus cases, has shifted to the vaccine in Florida. In Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach a new phase in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout began in South Florida with long lines waiting for those meeting eligibility requirements. Systems were overloaded with requests on Wednesday and one local hospital system, Broward Health, reported it couldn’t take any new appointments until February since they had reached capacity.

Meanwhile, the concern continues to grow about the new variant of the coronavirus.

Positivity rates
Positivity rates (WPLG)

County by county

MIAMI-DADE

Cases: 295,936 (+2,748)

Deaths: 4,169 (+5)

Yesterday’s positivity: 6.95%

BROWARD

Cases: 136,038 (+1,456)

Deaths: 1,840 (+10)

Yesterday’s positivity: 6.56%

MONROE

Cases: 4,197 (+15)

Deaths: 35 (unchanged)

Yesterday’s positivity: 3.38%

PALM BEACH

Cases: 81,899 (+509)

Deaths: 1,881 (+8)

Yesterday’s positivity: 19.5%

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 82.4 million. There have been almost 1.8 million deaths worldwide attributed to the pandemic, according to data compiled from various sources by Johns Hopkins University.

The United States has reported 19.6 million confirmed cases and has had more than 340,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest totals in the world.

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

  • Dec. 30: 13,871
  • Dec. 29: 12,075
  • Dec. 28: 8,198
  • Dec. 27: 7,391
  • Dec. 25 and 26 combined: 17,042
  • Dec. 24: 13,147
  • Dec. 23: 11,384
  • Dec. 22: 10,434
  • Dec. 21: 11,015
  • Dec. 20: 8,401
  • Dec. 19: 11,682
  • Dec. 18: 13,000
  • Dec. 17: 13,148
  • Dec. 16: 11,541
  • Dec. 15: 9,411
  • Dec. 14: 8,452
  • Dec. 13: 8,958
  • 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

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Hospital bed capacity and availability

Coronavirus cases in Florida schools

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