Florida Adds Over 6,800 New Coronavirus Cases, 22 More Virus-Related Deaths Sunday

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The United States reached another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic, surpassing 10 million cases on Sunday. Florida added more than 6,800 new COVID-19 cases the same day, as the state confirmed 22 additional virus-related deaths.

The 6,820 new COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 843,897, according to the daily report from the state's department of health.

With 21 more virus-related deaths among Florida residents, the total rose to 17,121 Saturday. Another 212 non-resident deaths have been confirmed in the state to-date, one more than in Saturday's report. Most of the newly confirmed deaths occurred days or weeks earlier.

The positivity rate for new cases in the state was 6.23% in Sunday's report, lower than Saturday's reported rate of 8.27%.

The positivity rate for all cases in Sunday's report was 7.67%, a decrease from Saturday's rate of 9.82%.

In South Florida, Miami-Dade had 194,356 cases Sunday, an increase of about 1,710 since Saturday, along with 3,683 COVID-related deaths, 1 more than Saturday's report.

In Broward County, there were 90,997 COVID-19 cases reported, a daily increase of about 825, along with 1,548 virus-related deaths.

Palm Beach County had 55,449 cases and 1,609 virus-related deaths Sunday, while Monroe County had 2,568 cases and 25 deaths.

The country as a whole reported 10,001,702 cases on Sunday with 239,093 reported deaths from the virus.

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