Florida reports the highest number of Covid-19 cases since August

The state now has as many as 752,481 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 15,917 resident deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health registry.

Florida reported an increase of 4,044 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, along with 87 additional resident deaths.

It is the largest increase in daily cases that did not include an accumulation since Aug. 22 and marked an increase in cases for the sixth consecutive day.

The state now has as many as 752,481 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 15,917 resident deaths, according to the health department dashboard. At least 201 non-residents have also died in Florida, and the state has reported 46,976 hospitalizations attributed to the new coronavirus since the start of the outbreak.

Yesterday’s test statewide positivity rate was 5.19%, according to the health department. The 14-day average positivity is 4.73% and the 7-day average is 4.67%.

The recently confirmed deaths include 17 in Miami-Dade County, six in Broward and nine in Palm Beach County.

Following the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state of Florida , authorities could consider a new lockdown to slow the upward trend in infections.

Coronavirus in the United States

The United States has exceeded 8 million confirmed cases, with more than 218,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest figures in the world. More than 3.1 million Americans have been considered recovered, according to data compiled from various sources by Johns Hopkins University.

Globally, the number of reported COVID-19 cases has exceeded 39.4 million. There have been more than 1.1 million deaths worldwide attributed to the pandemic, with more than 27.1 million reported recovered.