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Florida reports more than 200 new coronavirus deaths, pushing toll past 9,000

Florida’s Department of Health on Friday confirmed 6,178 additional cases of COVID-19, pushing the state’s known total to 563,315. An additional 228 Florida resident deaths were also announced, bring the statewide resident death toll to 9,141.

The two daily reports released by the health department with statewide and county-by-county COVID-19 data reported different resident death counts early Friday.

The state report listed a total of 9,141 resident deaths (228 new deaths compared to Thursday’s report) while the county-by-county report listed a total of 9,133 resident deaths (220 new deaths compared to Thursday’s report).

The Florida Department of Health confirmed to the Miami Herald that the correct total was 9,141. The county report has since been updated.

One new non-resident death was also announced Friday, bringing the non-resident death toll to 135.

CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES IN SOUTH FLORIDA

Note: The Florida Department of Health says that each county’s percent positivity for new cases (people who tested positive for the first time) does not include retests (people who have tested positive once and are being tested for a second time.)

▪ Miami-Dade County reported 1,683 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 45 new deaths, according to Florida’s Department of Health. The county now has 142,667 confirmed cases and 1,999 deaths. Percent positivity for new cases: 10.9%

▪ Broward County reported 636 additional confirmed cases of the disease and 31 new deaths. The county now has a known total of 65,377 cases and 914 deaths. Percent positivity for new cases: 7.6%

▪ Palm Beach County saw 367 additional confirmed cases and 12 new deaths. The county now has 38,575 confirmed cases and 976 deaths. Percent positivity for new cases: 6.5%

▪ Monroe County reported 26 additional cases of the disease and no new deaths, according to the health department. The Florida Keys now have 1,603 confirmed cases and 13 deaths. Percent positivity for new cases: 10.5%

From Miami Herald.

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