Florida's confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by over 2,800 Thursday, as the state's positivity rate dropped below 4%.
The 2,893 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 2,302,489 since the outbreak began, according to figures released by the state's department of health.
Another 76 new virus-related deaths among Florida residents were reported Thursday, bringing the state's total to 36,347. An additional 729 non-resident deaths have been confirmed in the state to-date, one more than Wednesday's total. 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 3.92% in Thursday's department of health coronavirus report, the lowest that rate has been in several months.
The positivity rate for all cases, including people who have already been tested, was 4.86%.
In South Florida, Miami-Dade County reached 496,961 cases on Thursday, an increase of 539 since Wednesday, along with a total of 6,344 COVID-related deaths, 10 more than were reported Wednesday.
In Broward County, there were 242,888 total COVID-19 cases reported, a daily increase of 253, along with 3,043 virus-related deaths, 12 more than the total reported on Wednesday.
Palm Beach County had 147,270 total cases and 2,837 virus-related deaths Thursday, while Monroe County had 7,056 cases and 49 deaths.