covid-19 florida

The Florida Department of Health reported 8,109 new cases to the Florida COVID-19 Dashboard, bringing the total positive test count to 550,901 cases as of the August 11th report. 

The FDOH also reported 38,385 new tests from Tuesday. The positivity rate was 11.8% of the total of tests that had not tested before, according to the report. Since July 16th, the positivity rate has stayed below 15%.

8,765 people have died from the virus in Florida, an increase of 212. Yesterday's report of 276 fatalities is the highest single day report since the pandemic began.

When the FDOH reports a death in the daily update, the number encompasses several days, with actual days of death occurring weeks prior in some cases.

593 new hospitalizations were reported Sunday bringing the total to 31,947 people in Florida that have been hospitalized at some point during the coronavirus pandemic. The highest day of hospitalizations on record - 621 was reported on Wednesday, August 5th.

Across Florida, 6,559 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as of 11 am. 

Here are the local figures for total positive tests:

Alachua County is at 4309   – up 63 from yesterday.
Bradford County is at 535  –  up 16 from yesterday.
Columbia County is at 2941  – up 24 from yesterday.
Dixie County is at 566 ­– up 4 from yesterday
Gilchrist County is at 380  – up 11 from yesterday
Levy County is at 709 – up 11 from yesterday.
In Alachua County towns:

Alachua/LaCrosse/Worthington Springs 250  – up 6 from yesterday.
Archer 79  – up 1 from yesterday.
Hawthorne 75 – up 1 from yesterday.
High Springs 96 – up 3 from yesterday.
Micanopy 35 – no change from yesterday.
Newberry 197 – up 4 from yesterday.    
Waldo 18  – up 1 from yesterday.
Gainesville Zip Codes

32615: 250 – no change from yesterday.
32611: 12 – no change from yesterday.
32610: 18 – no change from yesterday.
32609: 473 – up 5 from yesterday.
32608: 700  – up 12 from yesterday.
32607: 562 – up 8 from yesterday.
32606: 306  – no change from yesterday.
32605: 287 – up 4 from yesterday.
32603: 105 – no change from yesterday.
32601: 373 – up 2 from yesterday.
32641: 368  – up 8 from yesterday.
32653: 152 – up 1 from yesterday.

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