State’s deaths rise by 146 day after 138; cases 5,922 vs. 6,640

State’s deaths rise by 146 day after 138; cases 5,922 vs. 6,640
Coronavirus in Florida (Source: WPTV)

Florida’s coronavirus residents’ deaths rose by 146, compared with 138 the day before as cases increased by 5,922 after 6,640 Thursday with the state’s first-time daily positivity rate the lowest since late October, Florida Health Department announced Friday afternoon.

Florida was among five states to post triple-digit deaths increases Friday one day after fatalities in the U.S. rose by 2,194. On Monday the death toll surpassed 500,000, which was 37 days since 400,000. Increased cases: 73,306.

Tests reported from labs Thursday were 136,134, one day after 149,470 and a record 262,798 Jan. 29. The state's daily first-time positivity rate was 5.18 percent, the least since 4.91 Oct. 28, one day after 5.22, two-week high of a 6.87 Feb. 13 and record 23.38 Dec. 28. Palm Beach County's rate was 5.64 percent, one day after 5.51 percent, the lowest since 5.44 Nov. 25, a two-week high of 9.55 Feb. 14 and a record 20.04 Dec. 28.

The state's total daily positivity rate was 6.74 percent, the lowest since 5.95 on Oct. 24, one day after 6.86, a two-week high of 9.63 four days ago and a record 26.34 Dec. 28. Only 20,987 tests were reported Sept. 27.

The state considers anything above 5 percent in the danger threshold.

Florida's cases reached 1,898,223, including 119,911 in Palm Beach County, with only No. 1 California, No. 2 Texas, No. 4 New York, No. 5 Illinois and No. 6 Georgia also reporting more than 1 million. California leads with more than 3 million.

On Nov. 11, cases passed 1.8 million, taking 11 days to rise more than 100,000. Florida passed 1.7 million cases on Jan. 30, which was 12 days, and passed 1.6 million 10 days earlier. The first 100,000 was on June 22, 3 1/2 months after the first time.

After the first two deaths in Florida were announced on March 7, which is 356 days, the death toll has reached 30,624, an average of 86 per day. Florida's total including nonresidents is 31,162 which decreased by 2 to 538 in data revision.

Florida passed 30,000 deaths of residents Monday, six days after 29,000 and seven days after surpassing 28,000. It was 49 days for Florida's death toll of residents to reach the first 1,000 yet it was only 40 days to more than double. On July 20, there were 5,075 deaths.

Sunday's increase of 93 was the fewest since 77 on Dec. 27.

One Sunday earlier, deaths rose by 96, which was the lowest since that number on Dec. 28. The previous time they were under triple digits was 98 on Jan. 5.

Last Friday, they rose by 218.

The increase of 233 of Tuesday Feb. 9 was the third-highest and most since Friday, Jan. 22 of 272, which was 4 from the record on Aug. 11. With five additional nonresident deaths, the total for the day was 277, which ties the mark on Aug. 1. At the time there were 8,685 deaths. So that Friday's residents increase was 4 from the record of 276.

Palm Beach County rose by 11 to 2,454 after 15 the day before and a record 32 Feb. 2. First-place Miami-Dade increased by 27 to 5,396 and Broward is third at 2,369 with 4 more.

St. Lucie rose by 1 to 544, Martin by 3 to 276, Indian River by 1 to 261 and Okeechobee stayed at 75 with its first two fatalities on July 25.

No. 4 Hillsborough County was 1,484 (no change), No. 5 Pinellas 1,438 (5 increase), No. 6 Duval 1,139 (no change), No. 7 Polk 1,137 (4 increase), No. 8 Orange 1,091 (no change) and No. 9 Lee 872 (3 increase).

With a net increase of 47 deaths in South Florida of the 146 state total, which is 32.2 percent, there are 11,375, which is 37.1 percent of the state figure though the population only comprises 30 percent.

The number of increased deaths over seven days is 932, an average of 133 and 3.1 percent, compared with 1,127 the previous week. Palm Beach County increased by 60 over seven days for 2.5 percent. The U.S. figure is 2.9 percent with the world at 2.6 percent.

The number of new cases were 5,941, which is different than the 5,922 increase because of an update from previous days.

Cases increased by 6,683 one week ago Friday.

Monday's increased cases of 4,151 were only the second time since Nov. 16 under 5,000. The increase of 3,615 on Monday, Feb. 15 was the lowest since Oct. 31's 2,331.

On Monday, Sept. 29, the 738 cases were fewest since June 2 when there were 617 additional infections.

The increase of 11,543 on Feb. 5 was the last time they were more than 10,000.

Cases increased by a record 19,816 on Thursday, Jan. 6 then were slightly lower at 19,530 one day later.

The most reported cases in one day were 20,015 from labs on Dec. 31. With no data released on New Year's Day, those results were part of a two-day total of 29,767 and an increase of 31,518.

For months, the record for increase was 15,300 on July 12 with new infections 15,220.

A total of 18.7 percent of the additional cases were in Miami-Dade: 1,109 compared with 1,424 the day before. Much fewer were Palm Beach County with 538 one day after 520 and after a record 1,213 Jan. 16 with Broward 822, St. Lucie 66, Martin 36, Indian River 42 and Okeechobee `3. Miami-Dade has the most cases in Florida with 408,096 and Broward is second at 1923,560, ahead of Palm Beach County.

Over seven days, cases have risen by 41,796 for an average of 5,971 at 2.3 percent. The previous week the increase was 42,939 for an average of 6,134. The average since the first case, was reported, which was 362 days ago, is 5,244 per day.

Florida's cases are 6.7 percent of the total infections in the U.S. and 6.0 percent of the deaths. The state comprises 6.5 percent of the U.S. population.

Since the first two cases were announced nine months ago on March 1, Florida's total has surged to 8.8 percent of the state's 21.48 million population, 28th in cases per million. In average cases per 100,000 over the last seven days, Florida is in ninth at 27.6 with New York City No. 1 at 46.4 (separate from rest of state, which is 30.7) according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

State and county increases represent fatalities received by the state and not the number of deaths that occurred then. The day someone dies and when it is received by the state can lag for several days. The most deaths the past month: 168 Jan. 27.

Florida's new hospitalizations rose by 217 compared with 272 one day ago. The state reported Friday there are currently 3,864 hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19, which is a decrease of 93. It reached as high as 7,762 Jan. 14 since hitting 6,000 in December. The high of 9,520 was on July 21 though the state didn't begin posting data until July.

TESTING

Florida has reported 21,488,105 total tests behind No. 1 California, No. 2 New York, No. 3 Texas with Illinois fifth, according to Worldometers.info. Some people have taken more than one test.

First-time positivity rates:

Palm Beach County's rate of 5.78 Dec. 13 was the first time it was under 6 percent since 5.78 also on Nov. 27. The rate was 1.92 on Oct. 11, which was the smallest since 1.5 percent on May 19.

Miami-Dade: two-week low 5.36 percent (day ago 5.69, two-week high 7.24 four days ago. The rate hit 26.4 on July 8. Broward: 6.55 percent (day ago two-week low of 5.86, two-week high 7.46 five days ago).

St. Lucie: 5.72 percent (two-week low 6.391 day ago, two-week high 11.43 Feb. 12). Martin: 5.41 percent (day ago 6.63, two-week high 9.01three days ago, two-week low 4.29 five days ago). Indian River: 5.23 percent (two-week low 3.79 day ago, two-week high 9.76 five days ago). Okeechobee: 5.15 percent on 92 negative tests (day ago 13.59 on 89 negative tests, two-week low 1.82 on 269 negative tests Feb. 15, two-week high 22.22 on 49 negative tests Feb. 14).

MORTALITY

The mortality rate compares positive cases against deaths. The state's rate was 1.6 percent for all deaths and cases, including nonresidents, compared with 1.9 percent in the United States and 2.1 percent worldwide.

County rates: Palm Beach County 2.1 percent, Broward 1.2, Miami-Dade 1.3, St. Lucie 2.5, Martin 2.7 (+0.1), Indian River 2.4 and Okeechobee 2.1.

Deaths per million: Florida 1,426 (27th in nation), U.S. 1,580, world 324.4. New York, which represents 9.3 percent of the deaths in the nation, has 2,448 per million, second behind New Jersey at 2,611. Six months ago New York was 19.0 percent of the U.S. deaths.

AGE BREAKDOWN

Five deaths are among youths 14 and under, including a 6-year-old from Hillsborough. The class hasn't changed since Sept. 26. Four other juveniles are among the 39 deaths in the 15-24 class with no change. The class was 33 on Sept. 25.

Ages 25-34: 157 (no change).

55 and older: Fatalities 94 percent, cases 28 percent. 75 and older: Fatalities 62 percent, cases 7 percent.

85 and older: 9,753 (55 increase)

Infant to 4: 36,697 cases (153 increase), 517 hospitalized at one time (1 increase). Ages 5-14: 113,421 cases (559 increase), 487 hospitalized at one time (1 increase).

Infant to 54 age group: 1,333,557 of the 1,863,453 residents' cases. Fatalities: 1,808 (9 increase, 0.14 percent. From infant to 64: 1,579,300 cases. Fatalities 5,055 (30 increase, 0.32 percent).

CITIES

No. 1 West Palm Beach 28,925 (147 increase. No. 2 Boca Raton 19,814 (76 increase). No. 3 Lake Worth, which includes the city and county portion 17,205 (79 increase). No. 4 Boynton Beach 11,434 (53 increase). No. 5 Delray Beach 8,912 (17 increase).

Port St. Lucie leads St. Lucie with 14,428 (44 increase) followed by Fort Pierce 7,288 (26 increase). Vero Beach is first in Indian River 8,367 (38 increase) with Fellsmere, which has a population of 5,754, at 882 (no change) with only 3 on May 31. Stuart leads Martin with 4,924 (21 increase).

HOSPITALIZATIONS

A total of 79,021 people in the state have been hospitalized. Seven days ago: 77,408. That means it is a running total and includes people who have been released or died.

Palm Beach County: 6,080 (25 increase). Martin 695 (no change), St. Lucie 1,456 (9 increase), Indian River 645 (3 increase), Okeechobee 371 (1 increase).

LONG-TERM CARE

Thirty-four percent of the deaths, 10,531 are residents and staff of long-term care (35 increase). Palm Beach County is in first place with 1,009 (no change) ahead of Miami-Dade at 986 (1 increase).

NATION

Deaths

Since the first death was reported on Feb. 29, the national toll has risen to 510,458 Friday (2,157, seven days ago 2,689, record 4,401). Ten states reported at least 50 more deaths. One week increase: 14,631 (3.0 percent).

Top-ranked states: No. 1 California 51,382 (391, day after U.S.-record 1,114 increase, including 806 from Los Angeles County dating from Dec. 3, past record record 764). No. 2 New York 47,389 (125 increase, record 799). No. 3 Texas 42,575 (290 increase, record 471). No. 5 Pennsylvania 23,937 (69 increase, record 405).

Others in top 10: No. 6 New Jersey 46 increase, No. 7 Illinois 55, No. 8 Georgia 18, No. 9 Ohio 58, No. 10 Michigan 1.

Also with at least 50: No. 22 Virginia record 156 (going through death certificates), No. 12 Arizona 83, No. 14 Tennessee 56. No. 29 Washington, the original epicenter in the U.S., 44.

Palm Beach County's death count is higher than 15 states, including West Virginia at 2,291.

Cases

Total 28,484,279 Friday (increase 73,006, seven days ago 106,355, record 300,282). Nine states had at least 2,000 cases.

Top-ranked states: No. 1 California 3,465,726 (5,400 increase, U.S.-record 53,711). No. 2 Texas 2,629,136 (8,058, record 29,310 confirmed cases). No. 4 New York 1,614,724 (U.S.-high 8,204 increase, record 19,942). No. 5 Illinois 1,183,667 (2,441 increase, record 15,415).

Also at least 3,000: No. 8 Pennsylvania 3,346, No. 11 New Jersey 3,149.

Worldwide

Deaths: 2,528,622 (9,859 increase, record 17,598 Jan. 20, seven days ago 11,249). The U.S. represented 23.0 percent of increased and overall 20.7 though its population is only 4.3 of the global total. One-week increase: 63,815 (2.6 percent).

Cases: 113,976,268 (432,779 increase, record 845,696 Jan. 8, seven days ago 11,249).

No. 2 Brazil: Deaths 252,988 (1,327 increase, record 1,582 Thursday). Cases 10,457,794 (63,908 increase, record 87,134).

No. 3 Mexico: Deaths 184,474 (782 increase, record 1,803). Cases 2,076,882 (7,512 increase, record 22,339).

No. 4 India: Deaths 156,825 (120 increase, record 1,283). Cases 111,063,491 (16,577 increase, record 97,859).

Europe: 3,419 new deaths, 160,239 new cases. Six nations in top 10.

No. 5 United Kingdom: Deaths 122,415 (345 increase, record 1,725). Cases 4,163,085 (8,523 increase, record 68,053).

No. 6 Italy: Deaths 97,227 (253 increase, record 993). Cases 20,499 increase, record 40,896.

No. 7 France: Deaths 86,147 (379 increase, record 1,437). Cases 25,207 increase, record 86,852.

No. 8 Russia: Deaths 85,304 (428 increase, record 635). Cases 4,223,186 (11,086 increase, record 29,935).

No. 9 Germany: Deaths 70,421 (418 increase, record 1,244. Cases 9,659 increase, record 31,553.

No. 10 Spain: Deaths 69,142 (329 increase, record 996). Cases 8,341 increase, record 44,357.

Also, No. 16 Poland: Deaths 43,353 (259 increase, record 674). Cases 11,539 increase, record 37,596.

Others

No. 14 South Africa: 49,784 deaths (117 increase, record 839. Cases 1,654 increase, record 21,980/

No. 21 Canada: Deaths 21,915 (50 increase, record 257). Cases 3,252 increase, record 11,383.

No. 41 Japan: Deaths 7,839 (80 increase, record 120). Cases: 1,056 increase, record 7,882.

No. 50: China: Deaths 4,636 (reported one death Jan. 26 and another one week earlier after announcing only one since April 27, a new verification on May 17). Cases: 10 increase Saturday.

No. 82 South Korea: Deaths 1,595 (10 increase Saturday). Cases: 415 increase, record 1,241.

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