What to Know
- Florida reported 7,391 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the state's total to 1,271,979
- An additional 77 virus-related deaths were confirmed in the state
- Just over 118,700 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the state since Dec. 15
Florida added more than 7,300 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, as the tally of virus-related deaths in the state increased by 77.
The 7,391 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total count to 1,271,979, according to the daily report from the state's department of health.
With 77 more virus-related deaths among Florida residents, the total rose to 21,212 Sunday. Another 302 non-resident deaths have been confirmed by the state to-date.
Most of the newly confirmed deaths occurred days or weeks earlier, due to the time it takes to confirm that they are coronavirus-related.
The positivity rate for new cases in the state was 9.69% in Sunday's report, an increase of Saturday's reported rate of 8.01%.
Florida's new daily vaccine report showed over 118,700 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination since the state started administering the vaccine on Dec. 15.
In South Florida, Miami-Dade County had 288,306 cases Sunday, an increase of 1,644 since Saturday, along with 4,150 COVID-related deaths, 23 more than in Saturday's report.
In Broward County, there were 132,897 COVID-19 cases reported, a daily increase of 704, along with 1,817 virus-related deaths, six more than Saturday.
Palm Beach County had 80,239 cases and 1,860 virus-related deaths Sunday, while Monroe County had 4,153 cases and 34 deaths.