Miami Herald: Florida’s Department of Health on Saturday morning reported a new daily record high of 2,581 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 — surpassing the previous high by 679. The previous high was hit on Friday. And the high before that was hit on Thursday.
A Miami Herald analysis of public and non-public COVID-19 data found that as of June 3, new cases in the state had consistently been trending up since mid-May and the trends could not be attributed solely to increases in testing, which had been inconsistent and sometimes declining during that period.
And as bars, gyms, vacation rentals and movie theaters reopened at partial capacity last week in all but three South Florida counties, the number and rate of new COVID-19 cases were rising statewide — a troubling indicator that the disease could be spreading more quickly.
To learn more about the spread of the novel coronavirus in Florida and what comes next for the state, read the Miami Herald’s investigative series “A Numbers Game.”
CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES IN SOUTH FLORIDA
More than half of the new deaths — 29 — and less than half of the new cases — 1,276 — were in South Florida:
▪ Miami-Dade County reported 761 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 13 new deaths. The county now has a total of 21,633 confirmed cases and 822 deaths, the highest in the state.
▪ Broward County reported 275 additional confirmed case of the disease, bringing its known total up to 8,864. Broward added seven new deaths, bringing its count to 357.
▪ Palm Beach County saw 233 additional confirmed cases and nine new deaths. The county’s known total is now at 8,442 with 425 deaths.
▪ Monroe County reported seven additional cases of the disease and no new deaths. The Florida Keys now have a total of 128 confirmed cases and four deaths.