Florida DOH reports 6,236 new COVID-19 cases; hospitalizations and fatalities continue to mount

Florida COVID-19
Florida COVID-19

The Florida Department of Health reported 6,236 new cases to the Florida COVID-19 Dashboard, bringing the total positive test count to 557,137 cases as of the August 12th report. 

The FDOH also reported 78,200 new tests from Wednesday. The positivity rate was 9.52% of the total of tests that had not tested before, according to the report. Since July 16th, the positivity rate has stayed below 15%.

9,047 people have died from the virus in Florida, an increase of 149.

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.

590 new hospitalizations were reported Sunday bringing the total to 32,537 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, 6,322 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as of 11 am.

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