MIAMI – There was a near 16% increase in coronavirus infections in Florida during the week ending Thursday, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.
The Florida Florida Department of Health reported 10,137 new cases and 255 more deaths, according to the CDC. The state’s testing positivity rate is at 3%.
In Broward County, the cases were up by 6.5%. and the positivity rate was at 4.7%. The COVID-19 death toll in Broward is 5,789.
In Miami-Dade County, the cases were up by 21.5% and the positivity rate was at 3.5%. The COVID-19 death toll in Dade is 10,765.
According to an analysis by Johns Hopkins University, Miami-Dade is the third county in the country with the most confirmed coronavirus cases during the pandemic — following only Maricopa and Los Angeles.
The state’s COVID-19 death toll to more than 73,200, including 10,765 in Miami-Dade and 5,789 in Broward, according to JHU. The case fatality rate in Florida is 1.3%, according to FDOH’s March 25th report.
According to COVID-19 community levels calculated by the CDC on Thursday, Florida’s level remains low.
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