Florida coronavirus cases reached 487,132 on Sunday after reporting 7,104 new positives and 62 additional deaths of residents in the state, the Health Department reported.
In total, the results of 87,975 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 9.28%, the first time since June 24 that it is below the 10 percent target.
In the last week, 63,277 new cases have been reported: 7,104 on Sunday, 9,642 on Saturday, 9,007 on Friday, 9,956 on Thursday, 9,446 on Wednesday, 9,230 on Tuesday and 8,092 on Monday. The average number of positives for the COVID-19 in the last week is 9,039 per day.
Miami-Dade now has 122,690 cases and Broward 57,975. The two counties have the highest number of infected people in the state, where 7,084 residents have already died from COVID-19. Another 122 nonresidents in the state have died in Florida, bringing the total deaths to 7,206.
In Miami-Dade alone, 1,647 people have died from COVID-19 and in Broward 742.
Additionally, Palm Beach County has 34,226 positive cases and Monroe 1,357. A total of 27,150 people have been hospitalized in the state during this outbreak, which does not mean that all are hospitalized at this time.
In the center of the state, Hillsborough County records 30,118 cases and Orange has 29,699 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In the Southwest, Lee County records 15,674 positives and Collier County 9,734.
The reopening of the state
In Florida, the first phase of reactivation began for most of the state as of May 4 and allowed the opening of non-essential businesses such as restaurants, retail stores, museums, gyms and libraries, but with reduced capacity and greater hygiene and distance measurements.
Phase two added bars and big events like half-capacity movie theaters and bowling alleys in 64 of Florida’s 67 counties in early June, but in the middle of that month COVID-19 cases skyrocketed in the state. , which is on the verge of a crisis in its hospitals.
Unemployment in the state
The increase in unemployment is another of the effects of COVID-19 that most worries Florida. Last week 105,410 Floridians applied for unemployment benefits, which means about 27,000 fewer people than the week before.
In the last four months 1.7 million Floridians, out of a total of 21.8 million, have benefited from the funds of the economic stimulus package of the law called CARES, which provides $ 600 a week to those unemployed by the pandemic .
However, the Coronavirus Economic Aid, Relief and Security Act (CARES) will expire this Saturday.
The Senate plans to negotiate this week the details of a new aid package called the Heroes Act, which has already been approved by the House of Representatives.
Meanwhile, the Miami city hall announced more funds to mitigate the looming housing crisis as a result of the impact of COVID-19 and the lack of employment.
In total, $ 1.3 million from state funds will go to assist residents who are unable to pay their mortgage or rent due to the pandemic.
The number of people undergoing the test increases day by day, but the results are taking longer than expected.