Florida health authorities reported 1,685 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, increasing the total number of people infected with COVID-19 since the pandemic began last March to 685,439, and the state recorded an additional 21 deaths of Florida residents, bringing the deaths to 13,317.
For the second day in a row, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe counties did not record additional deaths with the disease.
The number of new cases is lower than on Sunday of 2,521 additional and the lowest contagion since last June.
But the number of additional deaths is higher than reported on Nine Dead Sunday, the lowest since September 13 when eight deaths were reported.
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-residents in Florida stood at 163, according to the Florida Department of Health.
COVID-19 IN MIAMI-DADE, BROWARD AND PALM BEACH
Miami-Dade County reported 272 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 167,153 and no additional deaths were reported. The total number of decesses since last March is 3,055. The rate of new positive cases was 4.60% on Saturday, according to health authorities.
The Department of Health reported that Broward County recorded 119 contagions, for a total of 75,801 infections and 1,322 deaths, two additional deaths The rate of new positive cases was 3.71% on Saturday.
Palm Beach had 96 new cases, for a total of 45,425 contagions and also did not report new deaths The total death since the pandemic erupted is 1,277. It recorded a rate of new positive cases of 4.71%.
Monroe County adjusted the number of additional cases and now lowered it from 1,809 to 1,808 and did not record further death. The total death since last March is 22. The rate of positive cases was 4.59%.
The Agency for the Administration of Medical Services (AHCA), which provides up-to-date information on hospitalizations at the state and condal level, reported that 2,269 people were admitted with “primary diagnosis of coronavirus” in the state until Monday at 11:12 a.m.
Hospitalization-related data is one of the tools authorities use to determine the level of contagion.
According to figures provided Sunday by Miami-Dade’s New Normal Dashboard, hospitalizations in the county fell from 400 to 382, the lowest figure since last June and patients connected to respirators dropped from 98 to 97.
The average rate of positive cases in 14 days is 4.65%. Miami-Dade’s goal is to keep it below 5%. Last Saturday’s rate was 4.60%.
The Florida Department of Health in turn reported 42,543 hospitalizations since March.