Florida breaks single-day record for COVID-19 hospitalizations; goes over 400,000 positive cases

COVID-19 Florida
COVID-19 Florida

The Florida Department of Health reported 12,444 new cases to the Florida COVID-19 Dashboard, bringing the total positive test count to 402,312 cases as of the July 23rd report.

The FDOH also reported 65,602 new tests from Thursday. The positivity rate was 13.31% of the total, according to the report.

Here is a breakdown of the new coronavirus cases reported by the state for the past 10 days:
  • July 13:   12,624
  • July 14:     9,194
  • July 15:   10,181
  • July 16:   13,965
  • July 17:   11,466
  • July 18:   10,328
  • July 19:   12,478
  • July 20:   10,347
  • July 21:     9,440
  • July 22:     9,785
  • July 23:    10,249
  • July 24:    12,444

Statewide hospitalizations­­­ are at 23,225, an increase of 581, which is the highest single day increase since the pandemic began. The state is now releasing numbers on currently hospitalized patients, and as of 11 am, there were 9,225 people hospitalized throughout the state with COVID-19 as their primary diagnosis.

5,653 people have died from the virus in Florida, an increase of 135 over the day before, which follows the highest single-day total of fatalities (173) reported since the pandemic began.

Here are the local figures for total positive tests:
 
Alachua County is at 2,984  – up 94 from yesterday.
Gilchrist County is at 290 – up 7 from yesterday
Columbia County is at 2,009 – up 217 from yesterday.
Levy County is at 441  – up 17 from yesterday.
Bradford County is at 221  –  up 9 from yesterday.
 
In Alachua County towns:
 
Alachua/LaCrosse/Worthington Springs 180 – down 1 from yesterday.
Archer 58 – up 3 from yesterday.
Hawthorne  38  – up 2 from yesterday.
High Springs 51  – up 2 from yesterday.
Micanopy 25  – up 3 from yesterday.
Newberry 134  – up 3 from yesterday.
Waldo 10 – no change from yesterday.
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