The Florida Department of Health reported 3,266 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, increasing the total number of people infected since the pandemic began last March to 704,568, and recorded an additional 106 deaths of state residents, bringing deaths to 14,037.
Miami-Dade County has surpassed 170,000 new cases since March.
The number of additional infections is the highest since last 19 September, when 3,573 cases were recorded.
The number of new contagions and deaths soared in front of Monday’s figures, when 738 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths of state residents were reported, some of the lowest figures recorded since June.
This does not necessarily mean that all contagions and deaths have occurred in the last 24 hours. In Florida, deaths announced on a given day could be several days earlier because state information does not include the exact date of death.
The death number of non-florida residents stood at 170, according to the Florida Department of Health.
COVID-19 IN MIAMI-DADE, BROWARD AND PALM BEACH
Miami-Dade recorded 620 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, for a total of 170,086 contagions and 15 additional deaths. The total since the pandemic began is 3,228.
The Department of Health reported that Broward recorded 248 contagions, for a total of 77,122 cases and four additional deaths, so the count is 1,384 deaths.
Palm Beach had 175 new cases, for a total of 46,485 contagions and seven new deaths were reported. The total decesses are 1,350 in that county.
Monroe County had eight additional aces, for a total of 1,845 and did not record further decesses. The total death since last March is 22.
The Medical Services Administration Agency (AHCA), which provides up-to-date information on hospitalizations at the state and condal level, reported that 2,426 people were admitted with “primary diagnosis of coronavirus” in the state through Tuesday at 11:04 a.m.
Hospitalization-related data is one of the tools authorities use to determine the level of contagion.
According to figures provided Monday by Miami-Dade’s New Normal Dashboard, hospitalizations in the county dropped from 342 to 325 and the number of patients connected to respirators rose from 67 to 68.
The average rate of positive cases at 14 days fell to 4.30%. Miami-Dade’s goal is to keep it below 5%. The daily rate dropped to 2.70%.
Florida Florida Department of Health has reported 43,606 hospitalizations since March.