Over the last five days, Florida has seen a daily increase of more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, as the number of positive cases near 64,000.
The numbers released on Sunday by the Florida Health Department confirm an additional 1,180 new cases to bring the state’s total to 63,938 cases. Another 12 new deaths related to the virus were also confirmed Sunday, bringing the state’s death toll up to 2,700.
The spike in confirmed cases comes as a result of increased testing throughout the state following the reopening of several businesses and non-essential services.
Miami-Dade County’s case total rose to 19,547, while the county’s virus-related death toll stayed at 765.
In Broward County, there were 7,804 COVID-19 cases and 339 virus-related deaths, five more than Saturday’s total.
Palm Beach County had 7,230 cases and 372 deaths. Monroe County had 111 cases and 4 deaths.
As the rest of Florida entered phase two reopening last week Friday, the South Florida states were again excluded.
Statewide, more than 1,217,100 people have been tested for COVID-19, with the percent positive around 5.3%. More than 10,900 hospitalizations for COVID-19 have been reported in Florida to-date.