The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed an additional 5,831 COVID-19 infections, bringing the state’s known total to 542,792. Also 276 residents of Florida were declared dead, breaking the death record.
The statewide death toll is now 8,553.
276 deaths mark the highest single-day death toll of Florida residents published by the Florida Department of Health since the pandemic began, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that people die in the last 24 hours. .
In Florida, deaths announced on a certain date could be from a few days earlier because state information does not include the exact date of death. Earlier, the highest number of deaths per day in Florida was reported on July 31, with 257 deaths.
According to Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Monitoring Dashboard, a new non-resident death has also been announced, bringing the number of non-resident deaths to 132.
Cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in South Florida
Note: The Florida Department of Health states that each county’s positive percentage for new cases (those who test positive for the first time) do not include retesting (those who already have the test one positive and being tested a second time).
▪ Miami-Dade County Reported 1,507 additional COVID-19 confirmed cases and 35 new deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health. The whole district currently has 135,130 confirmed cases and 1,909 deaths. Positive percentage for new cases: 13.5%
▪ Broward County reported an additional 707 confirmed cases and 35 new deaths. The county currently has a total of 63,605 cases and 856 deaths. Positive percentage for new cases: 10.2%
▪ Palm Beach District an additional 344 confirmed cases and four new deaths were recorded. The whole district currently has 37,641 confirmed cases and 940 deaths. Positive percentage for new cases: 8.6%
▪ Monroe County The Ministry of Health added 17 more cases and no new deaths. Florida Keys currently has 1,548 confirmed cases and 13 deaths. Positive percentage for new cases: 9.2%
Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know:
COVID-19 hospitalized in Florida
One of the tools officials rely on to determine whether the coronavirus situation is improving in the state is hospitalization data. Unlike testing, which can be limited or takes days to report results, hospitalization can help officials at a glance see the number of seriously ill people with COVID-19 in real time.
Last month, the Florida Health Care Authority began reporting the number of hospitalized patients across the state with a “primary diagnosis as COVID”. Data, updated at least every hour, do not differentiate between the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital intensive care units and those in acute care beds, which require less medical attention. pay more attention.
In the past, the state only provided total hospital admissions in the county and state data. Miami-Dade is an exception, with hospitals self-reporting some of the key indicators, including hospital admissions, to the county, which have made this data public for several months.
As of 1:16 pm Tuesday, there were 6,755 COVID-19 patients who had been admitted to hospitals across the state, according to the Florida Health Care Authority dashboard.
Of those, 1,442 were in Miami-Dade, 920 were in Broward, 442 were in Palm Beach and 7 were in Monroe counties, according to the agency.
Florida’s current hospitalization data do not always match the hospitalization data reported in the Miami-Dade “New Normal” dashboard. Officials say this could be for a number of reasons including the frequency of daily updates.
On Monday, the number of hospital admissions in Miami-Dade for COVID-19 complications fell from 1,682 to 1,666 under the Miami-Dade County “New Normal” dashboard. According to Monday’s data, 102 people were discharged and 82 were hospitalized.
The state had a total of 31,354 Florida residents hospitalized for complications related to COVID-19, according to Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Monitoring Console.
Test COVID-19 in Florida
Testing in Florida has shown steady growth since the COVID-19 crisis began.
Testing, like hospital admission, helps officials determine the progression of the virus and plays a role in deciding whether it is safe to lift orders at home and loosen restrictions.
Epidemiologists then use the test data to generate a positive rate. This ratio helps them determine if the increase in cases is due to an increase in testing or if it means an increase in virus transmission in the community.
On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health reported the results of 66,962 people tested on Monday. The positive rate for the number of new cases (people with a positive test result for the first time) is 10.30%.
If re-tests – those who tested positive once and are testing a second time – then the positive rate for Monday’s test is 14.70% of the total, according to the report.
In total, 5,375,903 inspections were carried out. To date, 4,055,587 people have been inspected in Florida. Of the total tested, 542,792 (13.38%) had a positive result. Bang said there are 3,444 tests with the results pending.