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COVID-19: Florida adds 2,402 coronavirus cases, 127 deaths



One day after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ office said Quest Diagnostics suddenly unloaded nearly 80,000 test results, some of which were from April. The Florida Department of Health reported numbers that were more in line with late August trends and the fewest deaths since August 7.

On Wednesday, the state confirmed 2,402 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 127 deaths.

The number of non-resident deaths was 147.

Florida’s total pandemic is 633,442 cases and 11,501 deaths.

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South Florida counties

Miami dade 341 confirmed cases and 17 deaths were added, bringing the total number of pandemics to 159,400 and 2,554 respectively. The daily positivity rate is 5.3%, the 15th consecutive day with a goal below 10% as reported on Miami-Dade’s New Normal Dashboard.

Browards 126 new confirmed cases raised the pandemic to 72,371. Another ten deaths brought that number to 1,197. The daily positivity rate was 4.6% and continued a trend of eight days below 5%.

Palm Beach County 131 new confirmed cases mean 42,518 have caught COVID-19 in Palm Beach. Of those people, 1,134 have died, including the six reported on Wednesday. The daily positivity rate fell to 4.2%.

Monroe County had five new confirmed cases and no deaths for a total of 1,747 and 16 deaths, respectively. The daily positivity rate was 6.41, an increase of 3.75% on Tuesday but lower than Monday’s 8.7%.

This story will be updated.

Miami Herald real-time reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, city government, and general duties. He began his career in 1991 in the Features Department at the Miami Herald.
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