After reporting over 9,000 coronavirus cases on Friday, the state’s health department reported a record 11,000-plus new cases on Saturday morning.
Florida saw 11,458 new cases, with 18 new deaths and 244 hospitalizations.
Miami-Dade and Broward Counties also recorded record highs, with 2,418 of today’s cases reported in Miami-Dade and 1,348 coming from Broward County. Of the state’s 18 deaths reported Saturday, 12 were in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Miami-Dade’s total pandemic counts are 44,729 cases and 1,038 deaths.
▪ Broward jumped 1,348 cases and three deaths and have pandemic totals of 19,575 and 409, respectively.
▪ Palm Beach County: There were 845 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths. The county has the state’s third most cases, 16,149, and second most deaths, 541.
▪ Monroe County: With another 15 new cases reported Saturday, there have been 337 COVID-19 cases and five deaths.
Florida’s overall positivity rate now stands at 8.85 percent.
Florida’s overall positivity rate now stands at 8.85 percent. The state has a total of 190,052 COVID-19 cases, but as many residents go out for the fourth of July weekend, the numbers could rise to 200,000 as early as next week.