The Florida Department of Health reported 228 additional COVID-19 deaths Friday as the overall toll from the novel coronavirus surpassed 9,000 statewide.
The state’s cumulative deaths reached 9,141 for Florida residents Friday. Florida’s seven-day rolling average for reported deaths increased slightly to 173. In the first two weeks of August, there have been 2,298 COVID-19 deaths verified for Florida residents. That’s close to double the number of deaths reported for any full month other than July (3,338 deaths) since the pandemic began.
On Friday, the department reported 6,148 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to 563,285.
Friday marked the 19th straight day the state reported fewer than 10,000 new cases. Florida’s seven-day average for new cases dropped to 6,459 Friday. The state’s cumulative positivity rate for overall cases increased slightly to 13.51%.
The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 is 33,155 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: 563,285
- Deaths of Florida residents: 9,141
- Hospitalizations: 33,155
- Total tests: 4,168,103
- Positive: 563,285
- Negative: 3,598,360
- % positive: 13.51%
- Inconclusive: 6,518
- Awaiting testing: 3,718
Deaths in long-term care facilities
- Total: 3,886
Top 5 cities with confirmed cases
- Miami: 85,048
- Orlando: 24,750
- Jacksonville: 22,443
- Hialeah: 20,485
- Tampa: 20,291
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