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The latest updates on the COVID-19 outbreak in South Florida. This page ended its updates as of August 2020. Head here for additional stories on COVID-19 and the pandemic.

Florida COVID-19 New Cases Rise For Third Straight Day

Florida Department of Health

The Florida Department of Health reported 12,523 new COVID-19 cases across the state on Sunday, up from 10,274. And additional 87 Florida residents have died of the disease , the agency said in its latest report.

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The number of people tested also rose, increasing to 115,149 on Saturday. The overall positive rate, a number public health officials watch to track the spread of the disease, dipped slightly to 14.3 percent from 15.3 percent.

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Florida Department of Health

Miami-Dade County, the state’s most populated with about 2.7 million people, reported 3,233 new cases, up from 3,135. The county has recorded 1,302 deaths. Miami-Dade County reported that the number people hosptialized frose to 2,158 from 2,092.

Miami-Dade County has the fourth highest number of cases among counties across the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University's tracking project. 

In Broward County, cases dropped slightly to 1,176 from 1,238. The county has reported 493 deaths.

Palm Beach County reported a rise from 683 cases on Friday to 733 on Saturday, with 679 total deaths.

Monroe County reported 47 new cases, up from 43, and has reported six deaths.

Jenny Staletovich is WLRN's Environment Editor. She has been a journalist working in Florida for nearly 20 years. Contact Jenny at jstaletovich@wlrnnews.org
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