Florida reaches 12,350 confirmed coronavirus tests, as cases soar in South Florida

Florida reaches 12,350 confirmed coronavirus tests, as cases soar in South Florida Bianca Padró Ocasio As the number of reported cases continued to rise in South Florida, Broward and Palm Beach counties accounted for almost the entire rise in Florida’s death toll in a Sunday state update on the coronavirus pandemic as the day came to an end. Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard figures showed another 199 confirmed cases were added by Sunday evening, bringing the state total to 12,350, and another 3 deaths since the report early Sunday, bringing the state total to 221. Of the 23 additional deaths reported earlier in the day since Saturday night, 22 were in Palm Beach (14) and Broward (eight). Read Next coronavirus Coronavirus live updates: Here’s what to know in South Florida on April 5 April 05, 2020 9:19 AM That means Miami-Dade (31), Broward (40), Palm Beach (49) and Monroe (two) counties account for 55.2 percent of the COVID-19 deaths in Florida. Their 7,076 confirmed cases are 57.3 percent of the state’s total. Local news has never been more important Subscribe for unlimited digital access to the news that matters to your community. Overall, Miami-Dade added another 85 confirmed cases to hit 4,146. The Florida Department of Health reported 23,083 tests run in Miami-Dade, an 18.0 percent positive rate. The overall state rate is 10.6 percent. Another 15 reported confirmed cases in Broward brought its total to 1,886 and this was the only South Florida county in which the positive test rate rose since the Saturday evening update , ticking up slightly from 10.9 to 11 percent. Palm Beach reported 1,000 confirmed cases, up 2 from Sunday morning, and a slight rise in hospitalizations, from 153 to 159. Tests there have come back positive 17.8 percent of the time. […]

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