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Florida reports 4,690 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, 98 resident deaths

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Florida’s health department confirmed 4,690 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, along with 98 more state resident deaths as a result of the virus.

The state has now verified 1,940,897 COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began and 31,620 resident deaths, according to the latest health department data.

Another 580 non-residents have died in Florida from COVID-19.

Deaths verified in the past day include 24 in Miami-Dade County and 17 in Broward County.

There have been 80,863 resident hospitalizations attributed to the virus in the state.

[ INFO ON VACCINES: Miami-Dade County | Broward County ]

At least 3,462,520 people have received vaccines in Florida, with 1,902,314 people in the state fully vaccinated. Miami-Dade has had 395,098 people receive shots, Broward has had 296,859 and Monroe 13,168, according to the latest numbers posted by the state.

According to the CDC, nearly 650 cases of COVID-19 variants have been verified in Florida, most of any state. That includes at least 642 cases of the U.K. variant, five of the Brazilian variant and one case of the variant initially identified in South Africa.

The statewide positivity rate for yesterday’s testing was 4.91%.

A look at the statewide positivity rate for new COVID-19 cases across Florida over the past two weeks. (WPLG)

County by county

MIAMI-DADE

Cases: 418,411 (+964)

Deaths: 5,554 (+24)

Yesterday’s positivity: 5.33%

BROWARD

Cases: 198,995 (+608)

Deaths: 2,455 (+17)

Yesterday’s positivity: 5.63%

MONROE

Cases: 5,975 (+17)

Deaths: 46 (unchanged)

Yesterday’s positivity: 3.38%

PALM BEACH

Cases: 123,033 (+324)

Deaths: 2,508 (-2)

Yesterday’s positivity: 4.44%

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 over 116.3 million. There have been more than 2.5 million deaths worldwide attributed to the pandemic, according to data compiled from various sources by Johns Hopkins University.

The United States has confirmed over 28.9 million cases and has had more than 523,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest totals in the world.

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

  • March 6: 4,690
  • March 5: 5,975
  • March 4: 6,118
  • March 3: 6,014
  • March 2: 7,179
  • March 1: 1,700
  • Feb. 28: 5,539
  • Feb. 27: 5,459
  • Feb. 26: 5,922
  • Feb. 25: 6,640
  • Feb. 24: 7,128
  • Feb. 23: 5,610
  • Feb. 22: 4,151
  • Feb. 21: 5,065
  • Feb. 20: 7,280
  • Feb. 19: 6,683
  • Feb. 18: 5,117
  • Feb. 17: 7,342
  • Feb. 16: 6,297
  • Feb. 15: 3,615
  • Feb. 14: 5,436
  • Feb. 13: 7,515
  • Feb. 12: 7,617
  • Feb. 11: 8,525
  • Feb. 10: 7,537
  • Feb. 9: 7,023
  • Feb. 8: 5,737
  • Feb. 7: 6,624
  • Feb. 6: 7,468
  • Feb. 5: 11,543
  • Feb. 4: 7,711
  • Feb. 3: 6,979
  • Feb. 2: 10,533
  • Feb. 1: 5,730
  • Jan. 31: 7,788
  • Jan. 30: 15,019
  • Jan. 29: 10,976
  • Jan. 28: 11,423
  • Jan. 27: 8,408
  • Jan. 26: 9,594
  • Jan. 25: 8,720
  • Jan. 24: 9,535
  • Jan. 23: 12,311
  • Jan. 22: 13,719
  • Jan. 21: 12,873
  • Jan. 20: 11,914
  • Jan. 19: 9,816
  • Jan. 18: 8,002
  • Jan. 17: 11,093
  • Jan. 16: 12,119
  • Jan. 15: 16,875
  • Jan. 14: 13,720
  • Jan. 13: 13,990
  • Jan. 12: 14,896
  • Jan. 11: 11,576
  • Jan. 10: 12,313
  • Jan. 9: 15,445
  • Jan. 8: 19,530
  • Jan. 7: 19,816
  • Jan. 6: 17,783
  • Jan. 5: 15,431
  • Jan. 4: 11,256
  • Jan. 3: 10,603
  • Jan. 2: 31,518* (includes cases from Jan. 1)
  • Jan. 1: State provided no updated information
  • Dec. 31: 17,192
  • Dec. 30: 13,871
  • Dec. 29: 12,075
  • Dec. 28: 8,198
  • Dec. 27: 7,391
  • Dec. 26: 17,042* (includes cases from Dec. 25)
  • Dec. 25: State provided no updated information
  • 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. 27: 17,344* (includes cases from Nov. 26)
  • Nov. 26: State provided no updated information
  • 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.