Hospitalizations and deaths are mounting in Florida’s fight with COVID-19

COVID-19 Florida
COVID-19 Florida

The Florida Department of Health reported 13,965 new cases to the Florida COVID-19 Dashboard, bringing the total positive test count to 315,775 cases as of the July 15th report. It is the sixth day out of the last seven that 10,000 or more cases were reported, and the second highest daily total reported.

The FDOH also reported 116,311 new tests from Wednesday. The positive rate was 15.42% 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

Statewide hospitalizations­­­ are at 19,825, an increase of 491. The state is now releasing numbers on currently hospitalized patients, and as of 11 am on Thursday, there were 8,626 people hospitalized throughout the state with COVID-19 as their primary diagnosis.

4,677 people have died from the virus in Florida, an increase of 156 over the day before. This is the highest single day of deaths reported by the FDOH since the pandemic began, and the third straight day that over 100 deaths were reported.

Here are the local figures for total positive tests:
 
 
Alachua County is at 2,397  – up 75 from yesterday.
Gilchrist County is at 176 – up 7 from yesterday
Columbia County is at 1087 – up 158 from yesterday.
Levy County is at 311 – up 15 from yesterday.
Bradford County is at 173  – up 12 from yesterday.
 
In Alachua County towns:
Alachua/LaCrosse/Worthington Springs 128 – up 4 from yesterday.
Archer 45 – up 1 from yesterday.
Hawthorne  25 – up 2 from yesterday.
High Springs 39 – no change from yesterday.
Micanopy 14  – no change from yesterday.
Newberry 97 – up 2 from yesterday.
Waldo  9  – no change from yesterday.
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