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COVID-19 in Florida: What you need to know Tuesday, Aug. 11

Dan DeLuca
Fort Myers News-Press

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:

Overview

  • Total cases: 542,792
  • Deaths of Florida residents: 8,553
  • Hospitalizations: 31,354

Testing

  • 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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