COVID-19 in Florida: What you need to know Tuesday, Aug. 11
The Florida Department of Health reported a new daily record of 276 COVID-19 deaths Tuesday.
That brings the state's cumulative death toll to 8,553. The previous daily mark for reported deaths on a single day was 257 on July 31. The Department of Health does not record dates of deaths for COVID-19 victims.
Florida's seven-day rolling average for reported deaths increased to 164 Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the department reported 5,831 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the state's total to 542,792.
Tuesday marked the 16th straight day the state reported fewer than 10,000 new cases. However, Florida's seven-day average for new cases increased to 6,495 Tuesday. The state's cumulative positivity rate also increased to 13.39%.
The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 is 31,354 since the pandemic began. The Department of Health notes the total figure is cumulative and does not reflect the number of COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals.
Here's a breakdown of the latest numbers in Florida:
- Total cases: 542,792
- Deaths of Florida residents: 8,553
- Hospitalizations: 31,354
- Total tests: 4,055,587
- Positive: 542,792
- Negative: 3,506,483
- % positive: 13.39%
- Inconclusive: 6,312
- Awaiting testing: 3,444
Deaths in long-term care facilities
- Total: 3,638
Top 5 cities with confirmed cases
- Miami: 81,352
- Orlando: 24,153
- Jacksonville: 21,910
- Tampa: 19,917
- Hialeah: 19,834
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