COVID-19 continues to haunt Florida; 11,466 new positive cases, 366 hospitalizations, and 128 fatalities reported

The Florida Department of Health reported 11,466 new cases to the Florida COVID-19 Dashboard, bringing the total positive test count to 327,241 cases as of the July 16th report. It is the seventh day out of the last eight that 10,000 or more cases were reported.

The FDOH also reported 62,245 new tests from Thursday. The positivity rate was 11.9% of the total, according to the report.

Here is a breakdown of the new coronavirus cases reported by the state each day for all of July:
  • July 1:    6,535
  • July 2:    10,109
  • July 3:    9,488
  • July 4:    11,455
  • July 5:    10,059
  • July 6:     6,336
  • July 7:     7,347
  • July 8:     9,989
  • July 9:     8,935
  • July 10:   11,433
  • July 11:   10,360
  • July 12:   15,300
  • July 13:   12,624
  • July 14:     9,194
  • July 15:   10,181
  • July 16:   13,965
  • July 17:   11,466

Statewide hospitalizations­­­ are at 20,191, an increase of 366. The state is now releasing numbers on currently hospitalized patients, and as of 11 am on Friday, there were 8,982 people hospitalized throughout the state with COVID-19 as their primary diagnosis.

4,805 people have died from the virus in Florida, an increase of 128 over the day before. This is the fourth straight day that over 100 deaths were reported by the FDOH.

Here are the local figures for total positive tests:
Alachua County is at 2,465  – up 68 from yesterday.
Gilchrist County is at 191 – up 15 from yesterday
Columbia County is at 1,150 – up 63 from yesterday.
Levy County is at 325 – up 14 from yesterday.
Bradford County is at 180  – up 7 from yesterday.
 
In Alachua County towns:
Alachua/LaCrosse/Worthington Springs 143  – up 15 from yesterday.
Archer 49  – up 4 from yesterday.
Hawthorne  28 – up 3 from yesterday.
High Springs 41 – up 2 from yesterday.
Micanopy 16  – up 2 from yesterday.
Newberry 100     97 – up 3 from yesterday.
Waldo  9 – no change from yesterday.
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