The Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 1,838 new cases on Monday, the lowest since the 1,758 new cases on June 15.
Nor can this be dismissed as a holiday weekend anomaly. Although Labor Day Weekend may result in a non-incremental case count, it did not happen on the weekend of July 4th (9,458, 11,458, 10,059) or Memorial Day Weekend (676, 740, 879).
The state’s pandemic stands at 648,269 cases and 12,023 after the 22 deaths reported on Monday.
South Florida counties
▪ Miami-Dade added 274 cases and three deaths, bringing the total number of pandemics to 1
▪ Broward reported 233 cases and five deaths. The county had 73,426 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic and 1,220 deaths.
▪ In Palm Beach, 120 more positive tests and two more deaths were carried out. The total number of cases rose to 43,187 and the death toll rose to 1,168.
▪ The dashboard actually reported three less positive cases in Monroe County than it did on Sunday, but it also reported three more deaths, an unusually high number given that Monroe had only 16 deaths in the entire pandemic.
Current hospital stays
3,146 people with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 will be hospitalized, a decrease of 17 from the 11:45 a.m. count on Saturday, according to the state agency for the management of health care, updated at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday.
Three counties in South Florida saw a further decline: Miami-Dade, down 14 to 533; Broward at three to 347; Palm Beach at four to 171. Monroe County stayed the same at two.
The state reported that an additional 16,933 people were tested, bringing the total to 4,808,756. Of these people tested, 13.5% tested positive.