Florida reports another daily record for coronavirus deaths

Florida reports another daily record for coronavirus deaths

Florida reports another daily record for coronavirus deaths

Florida’s health department on Tuesday reported 276 new coronavirus deaths, surpassing the state’s record from July 31.

The big picture: The state also recorded over 5,800 new cases — on the low side for a state that is one of the domestic epicenters for the virus.

  • Florida counted its highest number of infections in a single day — over 15,000 — on July 12, per the COVID Tracking Project, and daily spikes have gradually decreased since then.

Where it stands: 23% of hospital beds in Florida are available for new patients, as well as roughly 18% of adult intensive-care units, according to Florida’s Agency for Health Care administration.

Between the lines, per the Miami Herald: Deaths announced in Florida “on a given day could be from several days earlier because the state information does not include the exact date of death.”

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