For the fourth consecutive day, the Florida Department of Health reported a new daily record for COVID-19 deaths, verifying 257 Friday.
Wednesday marked the first time deaths have surpassed 200 in the state since the pandemic began. The death toll among Florida residents now stands at 6,843.
In July, the state verified 3,338 deaths of residents related to COVID-19. That’s an average of nearly 108 per day or 4.5 per hour for the month. Entering July, Florida had reported a total of 3,550 COVID-19 deaths from March through June.
The state’s seven-day average for reported deaths increased to a record-high of 170 Friday, more than four times the average on June 30 (38.1).
The number of new COVID-19 cases increased by 9,007 Friday, marking the 38th consecutive day the state has recorded more than 5,000 new cases. However, the state has recorded six straight days with fewer than 10,000 new cases, the first time that’s happened since June 26-July 1.
Florida has counted a total of 470,386 cases since the pandemic began.
The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 increased to 26,533 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: 470,386
- Deaths of Florida residents: 6,843
- Hospitalizations: 26,533
- Total tests: 3,633,393
- Positive: 470,386
- Negative: 3,157,702
- % positive: 12.95%
- Inconclusive: 5,305
- Awaiting testing: 3,363
Deaths in long-term care facilities
- Total: 2,986
Top 5 cities with confirmed cases
- Miami: 73,347
- Orlando: 21,916
- Jacksonville: 19,384
- Tampa: 17,623
- Hialeah: 17,256
View yesterday’s report.
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