Encouraging downward trend continues with COVID-19 cases in Florida

The Florida Department of Health reported 4,155 new cases to the Florida COVID-19 Dashboard, bringing the total positive test count to 536,961 cases as of the August 9th report. 

The FDOH also reported 30,785 new tests from Sunday. The positivity rate was 8.6% of the total of tests that had not tested before, according to the report. Since July 16th, the positivity rate has stayed below 15%, and over the last seven days has stayed between 8-11%. It is also the third straight day the positivity rate is below 10%.

8,277 people have died from the virus in Florida, an increase of 91.

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.

280 new hospitalizations were reported Sunday bringing the total to 30,785 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.

Across Florida, 6,904 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as of 11 am. 

Here are the local county reports:

Alachua County is at 4,171  – up 35 from yesterday.
Bradford County is at 508 –  up 14 from yesterday.
Columbia County is at 2,893  – up 320 from yesterday.
Dixie County is at 553 ­– up 6 from yesterday
Gilchrist County is at 366  – up 3 from yesterday
Levy County is at 687 – up 3 from yesterday.

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