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More than 6,000 new coronavirus cases in Florida as the death toll hits 3,500

Michelle Marchante, Miami Herald on

Published in News & Features

MIAMI -- Florida's Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed 6,093 additional cases of COVID-19. The state now has 152,434 confirmed cases.

There were also 58 new deaths announced, raising the statewide death toll to 3,505.

Tuesday's single-day total is the fourth highest reported in the state since the pandemic began. The highest single-day total was reported on Saturday with 9,585 cases.

Less than half of the new cases and new deaths were in South Florida.

-- Miami-Dade County reported 1,598 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 16 new deaths. The county now has 36,820 confirmed cases and 991 deaths, the highest in the state.

-- Broward County reported 579 additional confirmed cases of the disease and one new death. The county now has 15,624 known cases and 383 deaths.

 

-- Palm Beach County saw 439 additional confirmed cases and seven new deaths. The county now has 14,150 and 510 deaths.

-- Monroe County reported 23 additional cases of the disease and no new deaths. The Florida Keys now have 259 confirmed cases and four deaths.

CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES IN FLORIDA

One of the tools that officials are relying on to determine if the coronavirus situation is improving in the state is hospitalization data. Unlike testing, which might be limited or take days to report results, hospitalizations can help give officials a real-time snapshot of how many people are severely ill with COVID-19.

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