Coronavirus cases in Florida reached 668,846 Tuesday after 3,116 new positives and 145 additional deaths of residents in the state were reported, the Department of Health reported.
In total, the results of 68,958 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 4.22 percent, slightly above that reported on Monday, which fell below 4 percent for the first time since June 8.
In the last week, 18,754 new cases have been reported: 3,116 on Tuesday, 1,736 on Monday, 2,423 on Sunday, 3,190 on Saturday, 3,650 on Friday, 2,583 on Thursday, and 2,056 on Wednesday. The average number of positives to COVID-19 for the last week is 2,679 per day.
Miami-Dade has so far had 164,688 cases and Broward 74,689. The two counties have the highest number of infected people in the state, where 12,787 people have already died from COVID-19. Another 159 nonresident people in the state have died in Florida, bringing the total deaths to 12,946.
In Miami-Dade, 2,923 people have died from COVID-19 and 1,288 in Broward.
Additionally, Palm Beach County has had 44,305 positive cases and Monroe 1,787. A total of 41,654 people have been hospitalized in the state during this outbreak, which is not to say that all are hospitalized at this time.
In the center of the state, Hillsborough County has 39,751 cases and Orange has 38,147 confirmed COVID-19 cases. In the Southwest, Lee County has 19,566 positives and Collier County 12,254.
Miami-Dade and Broward to second phase of reopening with restrictions
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was optimistic during a press conference last Friday in Miami, in which he was joined by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez and the county superintendent of public schools, Alberto Carvalho. .
DeSantis announced that both Broward and Miami-Dade can move on to the second phase of economic reopening on Monday 14, however, some restrictions will be maintained.
In Miami-Dade, a curfew is still in force from 11 pm and fines of $ 100 for individuals and 500 for businesses that violate anti-pollution regulations.
While most of Florida’s 67 counties allow bars and nightclubs to reopen, Mayor Carlos Giménez said Miami-Dade’s won’t just yet.
“My Administration is analyzing which businesses we can reopen that were forced to close in June due to the increase (in cases) after Memorial Day,” Giménez said.
These include cinemas, bowling alleys, theaters and arcades.
The health agency released details about its update to the coronavirus isolation guide.
The Broward authorities have raised the same thing.
The decision sparked an outcry from waiters, bartenders, porters, entertainers and entertainment promoters in Hollywood, a city close to Miami.