The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday morning confirmed 93,030 additional cases of COVID-19, resulting in a total state number of 441,977. 186 new Florida residents were also reported dead, bringing the death toll to 6,117 in the state.
The 186 deaths are the highest number of deaths in a single day, announced by the Florida Department of Health since the beginning of the pandemic, but this does not necessarily mean that everyone died in the last 24 hours.
In Florida, deaths announced on this day may be a few days earlier because state information does not include the exact date of death. Earlier, the highest tariff for one day was registered on Thursday, killing 173 people.
A later updated COVID-19 dashboard in Florida on Tuesday revealed that five new nonresidents had been killed, killing 123 non-residents.
COVID-19 cases confirmed in South Florida
▪ Miami-Dad County According to the Florida Department of Health, 3,037 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 21 new deaths were reported. There are currently 110,352 confirmed cases and 1,425 deaths in the district.
▪ Broward County reported 873 additional confirmed cases and no new deaths. There are now 51,657 known cases and 607 deaths in the county.
▪ Palm Beach County 640 confirmed cases and 21 deaths were recorded. There are now 31,588 confirmed cases and 779 deaths in the county.
▪ Monroe County reported 30 additional cases and new deaths. There are currently 1,175 confirmed cases and six deaths in Florida.
Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know:
Hospitalization of COVID-19 in Florida
One of the tools officials rely on to determine if the coronavirus situation in the country is improving is hospitalization data. Unlike testing, which can be limited or require days to report results, hospitalization can help present officials in real time about how many people are seriously ill with COVID-19.
Earlier this month, the Florida Health Agency began reporting the number of patients hospitalized nationwide with a “primary diagnosis of COVID.” Data updated at least hourly do not distinguish between the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital intensive care units and patients in acute care hospitals who require less attention from nurses.
Previously, the state provided only the total number of hospitalizations in its national and district data. Miami-Dade was an exception when hospitals self-reported to the county on several key indicators, including hospitalizations, which released these data over several months.
As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, 8,937 patients with COVID-19 were admitted to hospitals across the state, according to the Florida Health Agency’s information panel.
Of these, 2016 were in Miami-Dade, 1285 – in Broward, 601 – in Palm Beach and 16 – in Monroe counties, according to the agency.
Current hospitalization data in Florida do not always match the hospitalization data reported in the Miami-Dade New Ordinary dashboard. Jennifer Moon, deputy mayor of Miami-Dade, previously told the Miami Herald that there may be a number of reasons why hospitalization data for the county differ from state.
She said these reasons include the frequency of daily updates, human errors, and whether the government agency included patients who visited the emergency department for other urgent medical needs and tested positive for COVID after admission.
On Tuesday, hospitalization in Miami-Dade for complications of COVID-19 decreased from 2241 to 2171, according to the information panel of Miami-Dade County. According to Tuesday, 233 people were fired and 146 people.
The state had a total of 24,917 Florida residents hospitalized for COVID-19 complications, according to the Florida COVID-19 Information Dashboard.
COVID-19 testing in Florida
Testing in Florida has seen steady growth since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis.
Testing, like hospitalization, helps officials determine the progress of the virus and plays an important role in deciding whether it is safe to cancel a home stay and remove restrictions.
The recommended number of daily tests depends on experts, but the dean of the University of South Florida Medical College told the governor that Florida needs to test about 33,000 people daily.
On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health announced 90,212 new tests on Monday. The positive rate was 15.51% of the total, according to the report. A total of 4,485,040 tests were conducted.
To date, 3,485,141 people have been tested in Florida. Of the total number of subjects, 441,977 (about 12.68%) have a positive test. The state states that there are 3,077 tests with the expected results.
The state began adding antigen test results to the Florida case earlier this month. Antigen tests are a new category of tests that detect protein fragments found in a virus by testing samples collected by nasal swabs. The FDA approved the first tests for the COVID-19 antigen in May.