Florida's confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by over 5,200 Tuesday, as the state's virus-related death toll increased by more than 40.
The 5,271 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 2,217,368 since the outbreak began, according to figures released by the state's department of health.
Another 46 new virus-related deaths among Florida residents were reported Tuesday, bringing the state's total to 34,958. An additional 688 non-resident deaths have been confirmed in the state to-date. Most of the newly confirmed deaths occurred days or weeks earlier.
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The positivity rate for new cases in the state was 6.92% in Tuesday's department of health coronavirus report, a slight decrease from Monday's 7.26% rate.
The positivity rate for all cases, including people who have already been tested, was 8.83%, down from Monday's 10.16% rate.
In South Florida, Miami-Dade County reached 480,483 cases on Tuesday, an increase of 1,057 since Monday, along with a total of 6,130 COVID-related deaths, five more than were reported Monday.
In Broward County, there were 234,243 total COVID-19 cases reported, a daily increase of 619, along with 2,877 virus-related deaths, nine more than Monday's total.
Palm Beach County had 142,053 cases and 2,755 virus-related deaths Tuesday, while Monroe County had 6,852 cases and 49 deaths.