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COVID-19 in Florida: What you need to know Thursday, Nov. 12

C. A. Bridges
Tallahassee Democrat

The Florida Department of Health reported 5,607 new COVID-19 cases and 72 newly verified deaths Thursday.

The cumulative number of Florida cases is now 863,619 and the reported death toll for state residents since the pandemic began is 17,372.

The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 is 51,272 since the pandemic began. The Department of Health notes the total figure is cumulative and does not reflect the number of COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals.

Here's a breakdown of the latest numbers in Florida:

Overview

  • Total cases: 863,619
  • Deaths of Florida residents: 17,372
  • Hospitalizations: 51,272

Testing

  • Total Florida residents tested: 851,825
  • Florida residents tested yesterday: 82,868
  • Daily positivity rate for new cases: 7.35%

The positivity rate is calculated by the state by using the total number of people tested for the virus and the total number of people who have tested positive. Health officials have said the positivity rate should stay at or below 5% to ensure a large enough group of the population is being tested.

Deaths in long-term care facilities

  • Total: 6,954

Top 5 cities with confirmed cases 

  • Miami: 110,955
  • Orlando: 36,754
  • Jacksonville: 34,030
  • Tampa: 30,350
  • Hialeah: 26,532