Miami-Dade Breaks COVID-19 Daily Record with Over 4,000 New Cases

CNW Reporter

photo via Miami Herald

Miami-Dade County today set a new COVID-19 daily record with 4,141 new cases of the virus, up from the county’s previous high 3576 set on July 12.

The new cases were included in 8,109 new coronavirus cases reported statewide, along with 212 residents’ deaths as a result of COVID-19.

The new record comes a day after Florida set a single-day record for COVID-19 deaths, reporting 276 on Tuesday.

Florida is now up to 550,901 confirmed cases and 8,765 resident deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus since the start of the outbreak, according to the Florida Department of Health. At least 132 non-residents have also died from COVID-19 in Florida, the state’s dashboard says.

Miami-Dade County’s total confirmed cases now stands at 139,271, with 1,939 COVID-19 deaths, the highest in Florida.

Broward’s cases increased by 475 to 64,080, with 859 deaths, while Palm Beach County’s cases increased by 293 to 37,934, with the death toll now at 954.

The new deaths announced Wednesday include 30 in Miami-Dade County, three in Broward, and 14 in Palm Beach County.

On Tuesday, the state had an 11.89% positive rate of results, the highest its been since July 29.


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