TALLAHASSEE, FL– Florida’s death toll from the coronavirus exceeded the 12,000 mark on Wednesday as state health authorities reported 200 brand-new deaths from the virus.
Health authorities also reported 2,056 brand-new validated cases of the virus on Wednesday.
Thirty-seven of Florida’s 67 counties reported brand-new deaths Wednesday. Those counties are Bay, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Miami-Dade, Desoto, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Gadsden, Hendry, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Leon, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee and Volusia.
The everyday total compares to 44 brand-new deaths Tuesday, 22 brand-new deaths Monday, 38 brand-new deaths Sunday, 61 brand-new deaths Saturday, 100 brand-new deaths Friday, 151 brand-new deaths Thursday (state health authorities reported 149), 128 brand-new deaths Wednesday (health authorities reported 127) and 187 brand-new deaths last Tuesday.
The total number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Florida increased to 652,148 on Wednesday, up from 650,092 a day earlier.
Florida’s numbers compare to 745,226 cases and 13,850 deaths in California; 662,575 cases and 13,792 deaths in Texas in addition to 440,578 cases and 33,016 deaths in New york city, according to info put together by Johns Hopkins.
Florida health authorities reported the state’s 28th day of everyday positivity under 10 percent. The everyday positivity rate is determined by taking the number of people who test PCR-or antigen-positive for the very first time divided by all individuals tested that day, excluding people who have previously tested positive.
Florida’s overall positivity rate, which is cumulative, was at 13.5 percent since Wednesday based upon 4,838,264 total tests.
Miami-Dade, which includes Miami and Miami Beach, reported 162,433 cases of the virus and 2,740 deaths since Wednesday. Nearby Broward County, which includes Fort Lauderdale, reported 73,696 cases and 1,244 deaths. Palm Beach County, which includes Palm Beach, West Palm and Boca Raton, reported 43,422 cases and 1,178 deaths.
Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, reported 38,790 cases of the virus and 568 deaths while Orange County, which includes Orlando, reported 37,366 cases and 568 deaths.
Sarasota County, which includes the city of Sarasota, reported 7,486 cases of the virus and 221 deaths. Manatee County, which includes Bradenton, reported 10,729 cases and 266 deaths. Pinellas County reported 20,588 cases of the virus and 693 deaths while Pasco County reported 8,381 cases and 187 deaths. Polk County, which includes Lakeland, reported 18,025 cases of the virus and 480 deaths.
The total number of deaths in Florida increased to 12,115 on Wednesday, up from 11,915 a day earlier. Florida’s latest one-day record of 276 reported deaths was set on Aug. 11. Health authorities reported another 154 deaths involving non-Florida locals who passed away in Florida.
The state reported 40,517 hospitalizations, up from 40,195 hospitalizations a day earlier. That represents a boost of 322 brand-new hospitalizations over the previous day.
State health authorities also reported a total of 3,076 existing hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19, down from 3,156 existing hospitalizations a day earlier.
Spot’s County-By-County Coronavirus Data
In an effort to offer as much info to our readers as possible, Spot has been releasing a day-to-day county-by-county breakdown of the coronavirus cases in Florida’s 67 counties, in addition to the average age of patients, the number of healthcare facility cases by county and the number of deaths.
Based upon the decreasing everyday positivity rates in Florida, Spot has decided the time has pertained to suspend publication of the county-by-county chart.
We will continue to bring you everyday updates on the coronavirus pandemic in Florida in addition to county-specific info for the counties in our protection area.