Florida's first-time positivity rate declined to lowest level in nearly two months as Florida's daily coronavirus tests reached an alltime high of 220,276. Residents' deaths rose by 155, one day after a near-record 272, as cases increased by 12,311, compared with 13,719.
Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation’s intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates.
Florida's coronavirus deaths rose by 272, just 4 from the record on Aug. 11, with the total toll of residents passing 25,000, as cases rose by 13,719, less than 1,000 more day before. Total daily tests: 131,117. Daily first-time positivity rates rise: Florida to 12.37%, Palm Beach County to 10.92.