Florida reports more than 9,000 new cases of COVID-19, 136 new deaths

State's daily positivity rate stands at 13.62%

ORLANDO, Fla. – The number of coronavirus cases in Florida continues to rise, with the state reporting 9,440 new cases on Tuesday, as well as 136 additional deaths.

The latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health bring the state’s overall total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases since the virus was first detected in the Sunshine State to 369,834.

On July 1, the Florida Department of Health began reporting resident and non-resident deaths as separate categories. The state reported a total of 134 resident deaths and two non-resident deaths in Florida on Tuesday, for a cumulative total of 5,319 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

On Tuesday, Florida’s daily COVID-19 positivity rate, which represents the number of people who tested positive for the first time divided by all the people tested that day and excludes those who have previously tested positive, stood at 13.62%.

The state also recently began reporting the number of patients currently hospitalized for COVID-19 through the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration dashboard. As of Tuesday morning, 9,443 people were receiving treatment at medical facilities across the state due to complications from the novel coronavirus.

Statewide, 16.26% of adult ICU beds were available, according to the dashboard.

Below is the state COVID-19 dashboard. If you are having trouble viewing the dashboard on mobile, click here.


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