More than 10,000 people have now died from COVID-19 in Florida, according to the latest state pandemic data released Wednesday.
The updated death toll comes after the state Department of Health reported 174 more resident deaths that happened in recent weeks but were just confirmed, following a surge of coronavirus cases this summer.
Florida, which has tallied over 5,000 deaths just since July 18, became the fifth U.S. state to reach the grim milestone of at least 10,000 deaths. It’s New York, New Jersey, California, Texas and now Florida.
The state posted 4,115 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, up from Tuesday’s 3,838 new cases and Monday’s 2,678 cases.
For most of July, Florida posted over 10,000 cases per day, with a record 15,300 infections on July 12. The cases reported on a single day follow a lag between the collection of swabs over several days and the confirmation of positive results.
A total of 4.3 million people have been swabbed in Florida since the pandemic began, producing a positivity rate of 13.53%. The state reports that 584,047 people have tested positive, and 3.72 million people have tested negative. At the end of May, Florida’s overall positivity rate was about 5.6%.
In South Florida, the daily positivity rates on Wednesday were 6.1% for Broward, a drop from Tuesday’s 7.6%; 9.7% for Miami-Dade, down from 10.5%; and 5.8% for Palm Beach County, down from 5.6% the prior day.
The official COVID-19 report, updated Wednesday, shows 9,932 Florida resident deaths plus 135 nonresidents who died in the state.
COVID-19 is the state’s deadliest infectious disease. Throughout 2019, there were 2,703 deaths attributed to the flu and pneumonia in Florida, records show.
Seniors: At least 4,179 deaths have occurred among residents and staff of nursing homes and long-term care facilities, a figure that represents 42.1% of the state total for coronavirus deaths of residents.
Miami-Dade County has the highest number of long-term care facility deaths, with 665, or 15.9% of the total. Palm Beach County has had 423 deaths, or 10.1%, and Broward accounted for 313 deaths, or 7.5%.
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Rather than fight to add the other report in with this one i will jsut do another post. Hugs