Florida Ends Second Straight Week Of Coronavirus Records

Paul Scicchitano

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida didn't set any new coronavirus records Sunday, but that's only because Saturday's record was so high.

Florida health officials reported a one-day surge of 8,570 new cases on Sunday compared to Saturday's 9,585 new cases.

Miami-area beaches will shut down over the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend and possibly longer to stem the spread of the deadly virus.

"I could foresee a Fourth of July where you had throngs of people on the beach — very difficult to keep social distancing, people getting together, especially young people getting together," Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez told reporters Saturday.

The mayor said the percentage of positive cases in his county, Florida's largest, spiked from 7 or 8 percent to as high as 25 percent in recent days.

Florida also set a record of 8,942 new cases Friday following a string of records over the past two weeks, prompting state officials to suspend the consumption of on-premises alcohol at bars to slow the spread of the deadly disease.

State health officials reported a total of 141,075 cases, up from 132,545 cases over the previous 24-hour period.

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The total number of deaths from the new coronavirus in Florida rose to 3,419 from 3,390 a day earlier.

Six Florida counties reported 29 new deaths Sunday. That compares with 24 on Saturday, 39 deaths Friday, 46 new deaths Thursday, 45 new deaths Wednesday, 65 new deaths Tuesday, 12 deaths Monday and 17 deaths last Sunday.

Miami-Dade County reported six new deaths. Palm Beach County reported 11 new deaths.

Pinellas County reported five new deaths. Lee County reported four new deaths.

Collier County reported one new death as did Manatee County and Polk County.

Health officials reported 14,244 total hospitalizations up from 14,136 over the previous 24-hour period. That represents an increase of 108 new hospitalizations.

Miami-Dade reported 33,714 cases of the virus as of Sunday. Nearby Broward County, which includes Fort Lauderdale, reported 14,620 cases. Palm Beach County, which includes West Palm Beach, reported 13,389cases.

Those three South Florida counties account for 61,723 cases of the virus or about 44 percent of the state's total.

In contrast, those three counties accounted for 59 percent of Florida's cases on April 19, indicating other Florida counties now account for a greater share of Florida's cases, which have also spiked among people under 40 for the first time since Florida's outbreak began in early March.

Florida had a 7.5 percent positive test rate for the virus Sunday based on 1,883,244 tests. The percentage of positive cases has also increased over the past two weeks.

Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, reported 9,918 cases. Orange County, which includes Orlando, reported 9,671 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 Sunday 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 1,124 30 93 12
2. Baker County 55 50 12 4
3. Bay County 322 42 33 4
4. Bradford County 82 53 13 2
5. Brevard County 1,631 39 108 17
6. Broward County 14,620 44 1,952 382
7. Calhoun County 76 78 7 6
8. Charlotte County 714 62 143 76
9. Citrus County 277 55 36 12
10. Clay County 659 54 102 34
11. Collier County 4,087 39 320 71
12. Columbia County 269 40 21 3
13. Miami-Dade 33,714 47 3,923 953
14. Desoto County 585 34 56 10
15. Dixie County 65 48
11 4
16. Duval County 5,588 37 342 64
17. Escambia County 1,660 44 89 44
18. Flagler County 293 54 29 5
19. Franklin County 6 65 0
20. Gadsden County 373 43
60 7
21. Gilchrist County 97 39 0
22. Glades County 161 36 14 1
23. Gulf County 22 48
1
24. Hamilton County 325 39 10 2
25. Hardee County 411 34 36 3
26. Hendry County 923 37
85 25
27. Hernando County 346
40 32 5
28. Highlands County 324 50 57 11
29. Hillsborough County 9,918 35 602 132
30. Holmes County 161 38 5
31. Indian River County 655 40 53 16
32. Jackson County 359 40 27 2
33. Jefferson County 47 56 9 4
34. Lafayette County 30 40 3
35. Lake County 1,192 42 104 22
36. Lee County 5,188 45 583 156
37. Leon County 951 27 47 8
38. Levy County 171 36 11 1
39. Liberty County 221 41 1 1
40. Madison County 187 46 6 3
41. Manatee County 2,737 43 258 130
42. Marion County 631 464 66 10
43. Martin County 1,910 38 169 25
44. Monroe County 219 52 19 4
45. Nassau County 169 43 17 1
46. Okaloosa County 601 40 58 6
47. Okeechobee County 343 33 29
48. Orange County 9,671 33 439 56
49. Osceola County 1,833 41 190 24
50. Palm Beach County 13,389
43 1,727 503
51. Pasco County 1,780 41 126 17
52. Pinellas County 6,020 39 634 154
53. Polk County 3,495 43 457 93
54. Putnam County 318 40 35 6
55. Santa Rosa County 468 39 28 9
56. Sarasota County 1,401 50 196 96
57. Seminole County 2,366 32 161 16
58. St. Johns County 837 45 59 7
59. St. Lucie County 1,652 45 157 45
60. Sumter County 327 65 48 17
61. Suwannee County 433 45 56 20
62. Taylor County 74 32 7
63. Union County 61 60 10 2
64. Volusia County 1,933 46 210 54
65. Wakulla County 54 46 7 1
66. Walton County 211 46 25 9
67. Washington County 110 59 20 12
68. Unknown counties 143 59 0

This article originally appeared on the Miami Patch