Florida's confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by more than 6,900 Saturday, as the state's virus-related death toll rose by over 40.
The 6,906 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 2,118,713 since the outbreak began, according to figures released by the state's department of health.
Another 46 virus-related deaths among Florida residents were reported Friday, bringing the state's total to 34,014. The number of hospitalizations totaled 86,894.
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Most of the newly confirmed deaths occurred days or weeks earlier.
The positivity rate for new cases in the state was 6.94% in Saturday's department of health coronavirus report, slightly higher than Friday's reported 6.51% rate.
In South Florida, Miami-Dade County reached 459,493 cases on Friday, an increase of 1,575 since Friday, along with a total of 5,969 COVID-related deaths, a single day increase of 15.
In Broward County, there were 222,445 total COVID-19 cases reported, a daily increase of 822, along with 2,721 virus-related deaths, four more than Friday's total.
Palm Beach County had 135,758 cases and 2,692 virus-related deaths Saturday, while Monroe County had 6,630 cases and 50 deaths.