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Florida added more than 6,200 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday, as the state’s virus-related death toll rose by nearly 80.
The 6,276 new COVID-19 cases brought Florida’s total to 985,297, according to the daily report from the state’s department of health.
With 79 more virus-related deaths among Florida residents, the total rose to 18,442 Saturday. Another 235 non-resident deaths have been confirmed in the state to-date, two more than in Friday’s report.
Deaths may have occurred days or weeks earlier, due to the time it takes to confirm they are coronavirus-related. Because of delays in confirming the deaths, most of them are recorded a week or longer after they occurred.
The positivity rate for new cases in the state was 7.14% in Saturday’s report, an increase from Friday’s 6.18%.
The positivity rate for all cases, including people who have already been tested, was 8.98% in Saturday’s report.
In South Florida, Miami-Dade County had 225,632 cases Saturday, an increase of 1,466 since Friday, along with 3,823 COVID-related deaths, 31 more than in Friday’s report.
In Broward County, there were 105,877 COVID-19 cases reported, a daily increase of 793, along with 1,652 virus-related deaths, four more than in Friday’s report.
Palm Beach County had 64,670 cases and 1,678 virus-related deaths Saturday, while Monroe County had 3,321 cases and 27 deaths.