State’s death rise by 35 day after 74; cases’ increase 6,834 vs. 6,323

State’s death rise by 35 day after 74; cases’ increase 6,834 vs. 6,323
Coronavirus in Florida (Source: WPTV)

Florida’s coronavirus deaths rose by 35, the least since 7 seven days ago and one day after 74, as cases increased by 6,834 after 6,323 Saturday, the Florida Health Department announced Sunday afternoon. Also, first-time positivity rates spiked in Florida and Palm Bach County, both above 8 percent.

Of the increased deaths reported, 17 more were people 85 and older and long-term facilities increased by 4.

Palm Beach County's deaths remained unchanged and in third place 66 behind Broward, which rose by 14. The Treasure Coast had a net increase of 1 -- in Indian River. Okeechobee didn't change.

No states reported triple-digit deaths increase Sunday. Increased U.S. deaths: 315 though 16 states didn't report fatality data. Increased cases: 42,018.

Florida has gone 22 days in a row without 100 or more increased deaths.

Tests reported from labs Saturday were 89,716, one day after 111,113 and six days after 24,092 with the previous lowest 24,575 on Oct. 9. Only 20,987 tests were reported Sept. 27, the least since testing ramped up. The record was 262,798 Jan. 29.

The state's daily first-time positivity rate was 8.69 percent, the highest since 8.79 Feb. 3, one day after 6.87, a two-week low 6.56 April 8 and record 23.38 Dec. 28. Palm Beach County's rate was 8.24 percent, the highest since 9.55 March 14, one day after 6.02, two-week low 5.65 three days ago and 7.82 on April 4, the highest since 9.55 March 14.

The state's total daily positivity rate was 10.03 percent, one day after 8.74, ive days after 10.47 percent, which ties for the highest since 10.47 Feb. 7, a two-week low of 7.87 April 8 and a record 26.34 Dec. 28.

The state's target positivity rate is the 5 percent threshold.

Florida's cases reached 2,168,901, including 138,967 in Palm Beach County with only No. 1 California and No. 2 Texas also reporting more than 2 million. California leads with more than 3 million.

It took 19 days for cases to pass more than 100,000 to 2.1 million Thursday, April 8 after 21 days from 1.9 million. 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 6, which is 409 days, the death toll has reached 34,439, an average of 84 per day, and fourth in the nation behind No. 1 California, No. 2 New York and No. 3 Texas with the third-largest population. Florida's total including nonresidents is 35,109, which stayed at 670.

Residents' deaths passed 34,000 one Saturday ago, 15 days after rising more than 100,000 and 15 days after reaching 32,000. 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.

Deaths last hit triple digits on Friday, March 26 with 159 and the previous time was 101 the day before and previously 105 on March 12.

Last Sunday's increase was the least since 5 on Sept. 28.

Then on Monday, they rose by 35, the same as Sunday's increase.

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 remained at 2,717 after an increase of 2 the day before and a record 32 Feb. 2. First-place Miami-Dade increased by 1 to 6,044 and Broward is second at 2,783 from 2,76.

St. Lucie remained at 611, Martin at 314, Indian River at 290 from 289 and Okeechobee at 87 with its first two fatalities on July 25.

No. 4 Hillsborough County was 1,659 (no change), No. 5 Pinellas 1,578 (3 increase), No. 6 Duval 1,352 (3 increase), No. 7 Polk 1,283 (no change), No. 8 Orange 1,224 (no change), No. 9 Lee 944 (1 increase), No. 10 Marion 943 (no change).

With a net increase of 16 deaths in South Florida of the 35 state total, which is 45.7 percent, there are 12,846, which is 37.3 percent of the state figure though the population only comprises 30 percent.

The number of increased deaths over seven days is 418, an average of 60 and 1.2 percent, compared with 347 the previous week and more than 1,200 several weeks ago. Palm Beach County increased by 27 over seven days for 1.0 percent. The U.S. figure is 0.9 percent with the world at 2.8 percent.

The 6,473 new cases are different than the with the 6,834 increase because of an update from previous days.

Over the two consecutive days, 1,613 Monday and 9,068 Tuesday, the average cases increase is 5,340.5.

Data traditionally are low on Monday.

They rose by 3,480 one week ago Monday. Previously they rose by 3,374 and one week earlier 2,862 after 2,826, which were the second fewest since 2,331 on Saturday, Oct. 31. On Monday, March 1, the 1,700 cases were the lowest since 1,533 on Oct. 12. On Sept. 29, the 738 cases were fewest since Tuesday June 2 when there were 617 additional infections.

The increase one Thursday ago, 7,939, was the most since 8,525 on Feb. 11.

Last Sunday they rose by 5,520.

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.

A total of 25.6 percent of the additional cases were in Miami-Dade: 1,760 compared with 1,444 rise the day before. Much fewer were Palm Beach County with 491 one day after 413 and a record 1,213 Jan. 16 with Broward 764, St. Lucie 66, Martin 33, Indian River 20 and Okeechobee 9. Miami-Dade has the most cases in Florida with 470,668 and Broward is second at 228,502, ahead of Palm Beach County.

Over seven days, cases have risen by 44,668 for an average of 6,381 at 2.1 percent. The previous week the increase was 42,407 for an average of 6,058. The average since the first case was reported March 1, 2020, is 5,239 per day in 414 days.

Florida's cases are 6.8 percent of the total infections in the U.S. and 6.1 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 10.1 percent of the state's 21.48 million population, 23rd in cases per million. In cases per 100,000 for seven days, Florida is 13th at 198.4 with Michigan No. 1 at 533.7 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: 59 on March 24.

Florida's new hospitalizations rose by 83 compared with 187 one day ago. The state reported Sunday there are currently 3,321hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19, which is an increase of 68. 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. In all, there are around 57,000 hospital beds in the state.

TESTING

Florida is fourth in total tests at 21,899,162, behind No. 1 California, No. 2 New York, No. 3 Texas and ahead of No. 5 Illinois, according to Johns Hopkins. Some people have taken more than one test.

First-time positivity rates:

Palm Beach County's rate was 1.92 on Oct. 11, which was the smallest since 1.5 percent on May 19.

Miami-Dade: two-week high 10.36 (day ago 6.99, two-week low 6.69 two days ago). The rate hit 26.4 on July 8. Broward: 7.38 percent (day ago 6.96, two-week low 6.08 three days ago, two-week high 8.25 five days ago).

St. Lucie: 7.94 percent (day ago 7.22, two-week high 12.83 five days ago, two-week low 4.52 April 9). Martin: 8.12 percent (day ago 4.71, two-week high 10.63 two days ago, two-week low 3.82 six days ago). Indian River: 5.54 percent (day ago 7.56, two-week low 3.23 four days, two-week high 9.83 April 4). Okeechobee: 3.95 percent on 219 negative tests (day ago 9.43 on 96 negative tests, two-week high 26.23 on 45 negative tests April 9, two-week low 1.6 percent on 246 negative tests April 7).

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 1.8 percent in the United States and 2.1 percent worldwide.

County rates: Palm Beach County 2.0 percent, Broward 1.2, Miami-Dade 1.3, St. Lucie 2.4, Martin 2.7, Indian River 2.4 and Okeechobee 2.3.

Deaths per million: Florida 1,604 (28th in nation), U.S. 1,755, world 389.1. New York, which represents 9.1 percent of the deaths in the nation, has 2,666 per million, second behind New Jersey at 2,831. Six months ago New York was 15.4 percent of the U.S. deaths.

AGE BREAKDOWN

The death of a 4-year-old girl from Hardee, the youngest in the state, was reported recently. Five deaths are among youths 14 and under, including a 6-year-old from Hillsborough. The class hasn't changed since Sept. 26. Five other juveniles are among the 45 deaths in the 15-24 class, with no change. The class was 33 on Sept. 25.

Ages 25-34: 193 (no change).

55 and older: Fatalities 93 percent, cases 27 percent. 75 and older: Fatalities 61 percent, cases 6 percent.

85 and older: 10,768 (9 increase)

Infant to 4: 44,360 cases (231 increase), 595 hospitalized at one time (5 increase). Ages 5-14: 138,350 cases (793 increase), 59` hospitalized at one time (` increase).

Infant to 54 age group: 1,541,652 of the 2,128,136 residents' cases. Fatalities: 2,120 (2 increase, 0.14 percent. From infant to 64: 1,820,052 cases. Fatalities 5,898 (11 increase, .32 percent).

CITIES

No. 1 West Palm Beach 33,185 (110 increase). No. 2 Boca Raton 23,453 (88 increase). No. 3 Lake Worth, which includes the city and county portion 19,627 (51 increase). No. 4 Boynton Beach 13,266 (70 increase). No. 5 Delray Beach 10,221 (33 increase).

Port St. Lucie leads St. Lucie with 16,660 (43 increase) followed by Fort Pierce 8,206 (23 increase). Vero Beach is first in Indian River 9,305 (17 increase) with Fellsmere, which has a population of 5,754, at 936 (1 increase) with only 3 on May 31. Stuart leads Martin with 5,536 (13 increase).

HOSPITALIZATIONS

A total of 88,213 people in the state have been hospitalized. Seven days ago: 86,969. That means it is a running total and includes people who have been released or died.

Palm Beach County: 6,731 (9 increase). Martin 774 (no change), St. Lucie 1,758 (3 increase), Indian River 848 (no change), Okeechobee 421 (no change).

LONG-TERM CARE

Thirty-three percent of the deaths, 11,189 are residents and staff of long-term care (4 increase). Palm Beach County is in first place with 1,063 (no change) ahead of Miami-Dade at 1,010 (no change).

NATION

Deaths

Since the first death was reported on Feb. 29, 2020, the national toll has risen to 567,217 Sunday (315 increase, seven days ago 289). Only California reported at least 50 more deaths. One week increase: 5,061 (0.9 percent).

Top-ranked states: No. 1 California 59,768 (U.S.-high 78 increase, U.S.-record 1,114 increase, including 806 from Los Angeles County dating from Dec. 3, past record record 764). No. 2 New York 51,579 (42 increase, record 799). No. 3 Texas 48,611 (38 increase, record 471). No. 5 Pennsylvania 25,688 (24 increase, record 405).

Others in top 10: No. 6 New Jersey 13 increase, No. 7 Illinois 10, No. 8 Georgia 0, No. 9 Ohio 74 no data, No. 10 Michigan no data.

Also with at least 50: None. Also: No. 11 Massachusetts 7, No. 12 Arizona 2. No. 31 Washington, the original epicenter in the U.S., no data.

Palm Beach County's death count is higher than 15 states, including Rhode Island 2,647.

Cases

Total 31,670,031 Sunday (42,018 increase, seven days ago 46,380, record 299,786 Jan. 2). Six states had at least 2,000 cases.

Top-ranked states: No. 1 California 3,616,779 (2,667 increase, U.S.-record 53,711). No. 2 Texas 2,841,564 (1,904 increase, record 29,310 confirmed cases). No. 4 New York 1,984,929 (U.S.-high 5,704 increase, record 19,942). No. 5 Illinois 1,302,241 (2,666 increase, record 15,415).

Others with at least 3,000: No. 6 Pennsylvania 3,761.

Worldwide

Deaths: 3,032,891 Sunday (9,503 increase, seven days ago 8,300, record 17,367 Jan. 20). The U.S. represented 3.3 percent of increase and overall 19.2 though its population is only 4.3 of the global total. One-week increase: 83,135 (2.8 percent).

Cases: 141,998,500 (710,767 increase, record 845,424 Jan. 8, seven days ago 654,853).

No. 2 Brazil: Deaths 373,442 (1,553 increase, record 4,211). Cases `13,943,071 (42,937 increase, record 97,586).

No. 3 Mexico: Deaths 212,339 (111 increase, one-day record 1,803). Cases 2,305,602 (1,506 increase, record 22,339).

No. 4 India: Deaths 177,150 (record 1,501 surpassing 1,341 mark Saturday). Cases 14,788,109 (record 261,500, surpassing 234,692 Saturday).

Europe: 2,126 new deaths, 123,029 new cases. Six nations in top 10.

No. 5 United Kingdom: Deaths 127,270 (10 increase, record 1,823). Cases 4,387,820 (1,882 increase, record 68,053).

No. 6 Italy: Deaths 116,927 (251 increase, record 993). Cases 12,694 increase, record 40,896.

No. 7 Russia: Deaths 105,582 (389 increase, record 635). Cases 4,702,101 (8,632 increase, record 29,935).

No. 8 France: Deaths 100,733 (140 increase, record 1,437). Cases 5,289,526 (29,344, record 88,790 Nov. 7).

No. 9 Germany: Deaths 80,591 (65 increase, record 1,244. Cases 13,123 increase, record 32,546 Wednesday.

No. 10 Spain: Deaths 76,981 (no data Sunday, 99 Friday, record 996). Cases no data Sunday, 10,598 Friday, record 44,357.

Also, No. 13 Poland: Deaths 62,032 (207 increase, record 954 Thursday). Cases 12,153 increase, record 37,596. No. 18 Ukraine: Deaths 39,786 (250increase, record 481). Cases (10,282 increase, record 20,341)

Others

No. 16 South Africa: 53,736 deaths (25 increase, record 839. Cases 1,089 increase, record 21,980.

No. 25 Canada: Deaths 23,623 (32 increase, record 257). Cases 7,591 increase, record 11,383.

No. 41 Japan: Deaths 9,662 (16 increase, record 120). Cases: 4,093 increase, record 7,882.

No. 57: 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: 11 increase Monday.

No. 85 South Korea: Deaths 1,801 (4 increase Monday, record 40). Cases:531 increase, record 1,241.

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