TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida health officials reported 2,541 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday along with 177 new deaths from the virus.
The number of confirmed cases of the virus in the state climbed to 693,040 as of Thursday, up from 690,499 over the previous 24-hour period.
That's an overall increase of 2,590 new cases of the virus over the previous day.
The total number of deaths in Florida rose to 13,795 from 13,618 a day earlier. Florida's most recent one-day record of reported deaths was set on Aug. 11. Health officials reported another 166 deaths involving non-Florida residents who died in Florida as of Thursday.
Thursday's death total compares to 202 new deaths Wednesday, 99 new deaths Tuesday, 21 new deaths Monday, nine new deaths Sunday, 62 new deaths Saturday, 139 new deaths Friday and 147 new deaths last Thursday.
Florida Department of Health officials recently stopped listing the counties that report new deaths. Floridians must now search all 67 counties on the Florida Department of Health's coronavirus dashboard and compare the results to the previous day's data to find the same information.
Florida's numbers compare to 797,696 cases and 15,330 deaths in California; 743,196 cases and 15,383 deaths in Texas as well as 452,847 cases and 33,095 deaths in New York, according to information compiled by Johns Hopkins.
Wednesday was the state's 42nd day of daily positivity under 10 percent. The daily positivity rate is calculated by taking the number of people who test PCR-or antigen-positive for the first time divided by all the people tested that day, excluding people who have previously tested positive.
Florida's overall positivity rate, which is cumulative, was at 13.36 percent as of Wednesday based on 5,186,646 total tests.
Miami-Dade, which includes Miami and Miami Beach, reported 168,272 cases of the virus and 3,163 deaths as of Thursday. Nearby Broward County, which includes Fort Lauderdale, reported 76,329 cases and 1,358 deaths. Palm Beach County, which includes Palm Beach, West Palm and Boca Raton, reported 45,866 cases and 1,330deaths.
Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, reported 41,351 cases of the virus and 620 deaths while Orange County, which includes Orlando, reported 39,560 cases and 440 deaths.
Sarasota County, which includes the city of Sarasota, reported 8,009 cases of the virus and 253 deaths. Manatee County, which includes Bradenton, reported 11,352 cases and 286 deaths. Pinellas County reported 21,765 cases of the virus and 739 deaths while Pasco County reported 9,040 cases and 206 deaths. Polk County, which includes Lakeland, reported 19,551 cases of the virus and 520 deaths.
The state reported 43,128 hospitalizations, up from 42,941 hospitalizations a day earlier. That represents an increase of 187 new hospitalizations over the previous day.
State health officials also reported a total of 2,173 current hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19, which is down from 2,254 current hospitalizations a day earlier.