FL Sets New Daily Coronavirus Record With 9,585 Cases

Paul Scicchitano

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida set yet another one-day coronavirus surge Saturday with 9,585 new cases of the virus following two weeks of record-setting spikes.

Mayor Carolos Gimenez of Miami-Dade , which is Florida's most populous county, announced plans to shut down Miami-area beaches over the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend and possibly longer.

The previous record of 8,942 new cases was set on Friday as state officials ordered all consumption of on-premises alcohol suspended at bars statewide to slow the spread of the deadly disease.

State health officials reported a total of 132,545 cases of the virus Saturday up from 122,960 cases over the previous 24-hour period.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has said the median age of people testing positive for the virus has shifted he has had no plans to require Floridians to wear face coverings in public even as cities like Miami now require it.

A Patch review of Florida Health Department data found that 21 Florida counties reported median ages of people testing positive under 40 as of Thursday.

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The total number of deaths from the new coronavirus in Florida rose to 3,390 from 3,366 a day earlier.

Florida counties reported 24 new deaths Saturday. That compares with 39 deaths Friday, 46 new deaths Thursday, 45 new deaths Wednesday, 65 new deaths Tuesday, 12 deaths Monday, 17 deaths Sunday and 40 deaths last Saturday.

Miami-Dade County reported one new death. Broward County one reported new death. Palm Beach County reported two new deaths.

Pinellas County reported eight new deaths, more than any other county in the state. Polk County reported five new deaths. Martin County reported two new deaths.

Gadsden County reported one new death as did Hendry County, Manatee County, Suwannee County and Volusia County.

Health officials reported 14,136 total hospitalizations in Florida, up from 13,987 over the previous 24-hour period. That represents an increase of 149 new hospitalizations.

Miami-Dade reported 31,562 cases of the virus as of Saturday. Nearby Broward County, which includes Fort Lauderdale, reported 14,046 cases. Palm Beach County, which includes West Palm Beach, reported 12,928 cases.

Those three South Florida counties are still considered the epicenter of Florida's outbreak but other parts of the state now account for a greater share of cases.

Florida had a 7.2 percent positive test rate for the virus Saturday based on 1,830,791 tests. The percentage of positive cases has also increased over the past two weeks.

Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, reported 9,130 cases. Orange County, which includes Orlando, reported 8,837 cases.

In an attempt to provide as much information to our readers as possible, Patch is publishing the following county-by-county breakdown of the coronavirus cases in Florida's 67 counties, along with the median age of patients, the number of hospital cases by county and the number of deaths.

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Patch updates this chart once each day based on data provided by the Florida Department of Health. The counties that reported new deaths on Saturday are shown in bold.

Here is the most recent data:

County
Total Cases (includes nonresidents) Median Age (as of 6.25) Number of Hospital Cases (Florida residents)
Deaths By County (Florida residents)
1. Alachua County 1,033 30 93 12
2. Baker County 51 50 12 4
3. Bay County 305 42 33 4
4. Bradford County 80 53 13 2
5. Brevard County 1,547 39 107 17
6. Broward County 14,046 44 1,941 382
7. Calhoun County 72 78 7 6
8. Charlotte County 687 62 142 76
9. Citrus County 264 55 36 12
10. Clay County 616 54 102 34
11. Collier County 3,966 39 315 70
12. Columbia County 261 40 21 3
13. Miami-Dade 31,562 47 3,917 947
14. Desoto County 574 34 56 10
15. Dixie County 65 48
11 4
16. Duval County 4,848 37 339 64
17. Escambia County 1,611 44 87 44
18. Flagler County 279 54 29 5
19. Franklin County 6 65 0
20. Gadsden County 365 43
60 7
21. Gilchrist County 94 39 0
22. Glades County 158 36 14 1
23. Gulf County 22 48
1
24. Hamilton County 322 39 10 2
25. Hardee County 403 34 36 3
26. Hendry County 895 37
83 25
27. Hernando County 312
40 32 5
28. Highlands County 373 50 57 11
29. Hillsborough County 9,130 35 599 132
30. Holmes County 161 38 5
31. Indian River County 620 40 53 16
32. Jackson County 353 40 26 2
33. Jefferson County 45 56 9 4
34. Lafayette County 31 40 3
35. Lake County 1,098 42 103 22
36. Lee County 4,956 45 574 152
37. Leon County 775 27 46 8
38. Levy County 168 36 11 1
39. Liberty County 221 41 1 1
40. Madison County 179 46 6 3
41. Manatee County 2,642 43 255 129
42. Marion County 598 464 64 10
43. Martin County 1,850 38 164 25
44. Monroe County 204 52 19 4
45. Nassau County 158 43 17 1
46. Okaloosa County 563 40 58 6
47. Okeechobee County 333 33 26
48. Orange County 8,837 33 437 56
49. Osceola County 1,649 41 187 24
50. Palm Beach County 12,928
43 1,714 492
51. Pasco County 1,630 41 120 17
52. Pinellas County 5,641 39 623 149
53. Polk County 3,182 43 454 92
54. Putnam County 297 40 33 6
55. Santa Rosa County 442 39 28 9
56. Sarasota County 1,341 50 195 96
57. Seminole County 2,202 32 160 16
58. St. Johns County 756 45 59 7
59. St. Lucie County 1,576 45 156 45
60. Sumter County 319 65 48 17
61. Suwannee County 393 45 55 20
62. Taylor County 73 32 6
63. Union County 58 60 10 2
64. Volusia County 1,745 46 208 54
65. Wakulla County 47 46 6 1
66. Walton County 210 46 24 9
67. Washington County 106 59 20 12
68. Unknown counties 139 59 0

This article originally appeared on the Sarasota Patch