COVID-19 numbers continue to decrease in Florida

The Florida Department of Health reported 3,779 new cases to the Florida COVID-19 Dashboard, bringing the total positive test count to 573,416 cases as of the August 15th report. 

The FDOH also reported 33,928new tests from Saturday. The positivity rate was 7.79% of the total of tests that had not tested before, according to the report. Since July 16th, the positivity rate has stayed below 15%.

9,587 people have died from the virus in Florida, an increase of 107.

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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.

267 new hospitalizations were reported Friday, bringing the total to 33,928 people in Florida that have been hospitalized at some point during the coronavirus pandemic.

Across Florida, 5,705 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as their primary diagnosis as of 11 am.

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