COVID-19 in Florida: 4,943 new cases and 36 more dead

Susannah Bryan, South Florida Sun Sentinel
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The U.S. has more confirmed cases and deaths than any other country in the world. As of Sunday, more than 30.2 million Americans have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 549,0155 people have died across the U.S., as reported by Johns Hopkins University.

Worldwide, more than 126.9 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 2.78 million people have died while battling the coronavirus.

Brazil has reported the second most cases, with more than 12.4 million, followed by India with 11.9 million. Brazil has reported more deaths, with a tally of 310,550 compared to 201,429 in Mexico and 161,552 in India.

Take a deeper look at Florida’s updated coronavirus numbers.

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Testing and positivity

Public health experts say the virus is considered under control when the COVID-19 test positivity rate is under 5%. But since Oct. 29, Florida has exceeded 5% in its widely publicized calculation for assessing the rate for testing of residents.



Explore the map of current hospital capacity across Florida.


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