Aug 11, 2020 - Health
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.
- Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Hillsborough Counties remain the most affected.
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."