Another 3,573 people in Florida have tested positive for COVID-19 and 63 more have died from the disease, according to state reports released Saturday.
The totals, which are neither unusually high or unusually low compared to those released over the past two weeks, come as South Florida continues to take steps toward the resumption of normal life.
The new cases bring the total to 681,233 in Florida since the pandemic began, according to the Florida Department of Health, which posts daily updates. The total death count, which includes both Florida residents and non-Florida resident who died in the state, reached 13,450.
Broward and Miami-Dade counties moved into phase 2 of reopening last week, joining Palm Beach County in allowing more types of businesses to resume operations. Palm Beach County public school campuses reopen Monday. The Broward school district proposes reopening classrooms Oct. 5 and 12, in a plan to be discussed Tuesday by the school board.
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