Florida Reports 1,736 New COVID Cases, Lowest Positivity Rate Since Early June

Three dozen new coronavirus-related deaths reported in the state

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Florida added just over 1,700 new coronavirus cases Monday, along with another 36 more virus-related deaths as the state's positivity rate dropped to its lowest level since early June.

The 1,736 new COVID-19 cases reported brought Florida's total to 665,730, according to the report released by the state's Department of Health Monday.

Deaths confirmed by the state increased by 34, with 12,642 Floridians dying from COVID-related causes to-date. Another 158 non-residents have died in the state, two more than were reported Sunday.

Many deaths reported by the state happened days or weeks earlier, as it takes time to confirm causes of death.

The positivity rate for all cases reported Monday was 5.19%, the third day in a row that number was below 6%.

The positivity rate of new cases was 3.91%, the first time it's been below 4% since June 8.

In South Florida, Miami-Dade had 164,299 cases, an increase of about 200 since Sunday, along with 2,894 COVID-related deaths, 14 more than were reported Sunday.

In Broward County, there were 74,525 COVID-19 cases reported, a daily increase of about 90, along with 1,284 virus-related deaths, four more than Sunday.

Palm Beach County had 44,139 cases and 1,199 virus-related deaths Monday, while Monroe County had 1,787 cases and 20 deaths.

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