Two weeks after the Thanksgiving holiday, Florida is seeing an increase in new coronavirus cases with more than 11,000 new infections reported Thursday.
The 11,335 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida’s total to 1,094,697, according to the daily report from the state’s department of health.
With 129 more virus-related deaths among Florida residents, the total rose to 19,591 Thursday. Another 260 non-resident deaths have been confirmed in the state to-date, six more than were in Wednesday’s report. Most of the newly confirmed deaths occurred days or weeks earlier.
The positivity rate for new cases in the state was 8.07% in Thursday’s report, the second day in a row it was over 8% following five straight days below 8%.
The positivity rate for all cases, including people who have already been tested, the second straight day above 10% after six straight days below 10%.
In South Florida, Miami-Dade County had 251,283 cases Thursday, an increase of 2,240 since Wednesday, along with 3,943 COVID-related deaths, 13 more than were in Wednesday’s report.
In Broward County, there were 117,525 COVID-19 cases reported, a daily increase of 1,097, along with 1,721 virus-related deaths, one more than Wednesday.
Palm Beach County had 70,966 cases and 1,756 virus-related deaths Thursday, while Monroe County had 3,730 cases and 28 deaths.