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COVID-19 in Florida: What you need to know Friday, Nov. 13

C. A. Bridges
Ocala Star-Banner

The Florida Department of Health reported 6,933 new COVID-19 cases — the most reported since mid-August — and 73 newly verified deaths Friday.

The cumulative number of Florida cases is now 870,552 and the reported death toll for state residents since the pandemic began is 17,445.

The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 is 51,542 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: 870,552
  • Deaths of Florida residents: 17,445
  • Hospitalizations: 51,542

Testing

  • Total Florida residents tested: 858,585
  • Florida residents tested yesterday: 85,600
  • Daily positivity rate for new cases: 7.93%

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: 6,976

Top 5 cities with confirmed cases 

  • Miami: 112,193
  • Orlando: 36,979
  • Jacksonville: 34,210
  • Tampa: 30,518
  • Hialeah, Dade 26,676

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