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        Florida reports 5,245 new COVID-19 cases

        Florida added another 5,245 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, continuing a surge of infections this month.

        The latest numbers from state officials show 2,041 people from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties tested positive for the contagious respiratory disease.

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        The state has averaged 5,013 coronavirus cases per day since Sunday, as lines for people waiting to be swabbed are getting longer across South Florida.

        Public health experts have tracked a rise of infections in recent weeks since Gov. Ron DeSantis' Sept. 25 order for the phase 3 full reopenings of restaurants and bars.

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        Florida’s increased virus spread is happening as cases keep climbing across the U.S. The nation posted a record of 121,888 daily cases on Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

        During Florida’s recent upward trend, the state has confirmed at least 4,000 new COVID-19 cases on 10 out of the past 11 days.

        These numbers are far below record-high cases posted in July. Florida’s peak seven-day average for cases was on July 17, at 11,870 infections.

        The state says 832,625 people have tested positive since March.

        Officials on Friday also reported another 54 people have died from COVID-19. Most of the fatalities happened in recent weeks but were just confirmed in the past day.

        The toll now shows 17,014 Floridians have died from COVID-19, plus 210 non-residents who died in the state.

        South Florida

        Broward County: 567 additional confirmed coronavirus cases and three more deaths. The county has a known total of 89,751 cases and 1,574 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The death tally includes 29 non-residents.

        Palm Beach County: 364 additional cases of COVID-19. The county now has 54,624 confirmed cases and 1,630 deaths, including 24 non-residents.

        Miami-Dade County: 1,110 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one more death. The county now has 191,838 confirmed cases and 3,693 deaths, including 22 non-residents.

        Testing and positivity rates

        Public health experts say the virus is considered under control when the COVID-19 test positivity rate is under 5%. Florida exceeds 5% by both of its measures of assessing the rate for testing of residents.

        In the first calculation, the state reported a daily positivity rate of 6.36% on Friday, up from 6.18% on Thursday. This method of calculating positivity counts new infections only, but also counts repeat negative tests, which skews the figure downward.

        According to the state, Friday’s new case numbers reflect the results of 81,670 COVID-19 tests of Florida residents received from labs in the past day, down from 99,278 results reported Thursday.

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        In the second calculation, which includes retests of people who were previously diagnosed, the statewide daily positivity rate is 7.41% based on the latest results for 89,359 residents. That’s up from 7.35% the previous day.

        Broward County: Daily positivity rate of 6.13 for people with new infections only. That’s down from 6.31% the previous day. Test results for 9,213 county residents were tallied on Thursday and reported Friday.

        Palm Beach County: Daily positivity rate of 4.61% for people with new infections only, down from 7.21% the previous day. Test results for 7,868 county residents were tallied on Thursday and reported Friday.

        Miami Dade County: Daily positivity rate of 6.96% for people with new infections only. That’s up from 6.87% the previous day. Test results for 15,203 county residents were tallied on Thursday and reported Friday.

        Hospitalizations

        The number of people hospitalized in Florida for COVID-19 went up in the past day, updated state records show.

        As of 12:45 p.m. Friday, 2,564 people across the state were hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19. That’s an increase of 37 patients from about 24 hours earlier.

        In South Florida, Broward County reported 284 patients hospitalized, up by 14; Palm Beach County had 147, down by 14; and Miami-Dade had the most in the state with 331, a decrease of nine.

        The online report from the state Agency for Health Care Administration updates frequently throughout the day. Hospitalizations hit a peak in late July of about 9,500 patients. Four weeks ago, the number was about 2,100.

        Since the pandemic began, 50,265 residents have been hospitalized for the disease, state health officials say.

        Deaths

        Statewide: Friday’s pandemic report shows a total of 17,014 Floridians dead. In addition, the deaths of 210 non-residents have been attributed to the virus. State health officials recently said they are reviewing each death to ensure the overall count is accurate.

        Florida has the fourth-highest total of COVID-19 deaths among the states, behind California, Texas and New York, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

        Florida’s death rate since the pandemic began ranks 11th among states, at 79 deaths per 100,000 people, the CDC reports. That’s higher than the national rate of 71 deaths per 100,000.

        Long-term-care facilities: At least 6,846 residents and staff have died at nursing homes and assisted-living centers throughout Florida. That’s another 19 reported deaths in the past day, state data show.

        Miami-Dade County has reported the highest number of deaths at long-term-care facilities, with 848. Palm Beach County is second with 725. Broward has reported 451 deaths. These figures were unchanged since Thursday’s report.

        National and global view

        U.S.: More than 9.6 million people in the country have been infected with the novel coronavirus and 235,199 have died as of 12:30 p.m. Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 Dashboard.

        World: Almost 49 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,237,773 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins says. The U.S. has had the most COVID-19 cases and deaths of any country. The U.S. has 4.3% of the world’s population, but 19.7% of the world’s cases and 19% of the world’s deaths.

        Marc Freeman can be reached at mjfreeman@sunsentinel.com and on Twitter @marcjfreeman.

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