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Florida's deaths rise by 183, toll passes 29,000 including nonresidents; cases up 7,617

Daily first-time positivity rates rise: Florida from 6.17% to 6.22, Palm Beach County from 5.68% to 6.36
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Posted at 2:48 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-13 10:18:45-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Florida's coronavirus deaths rose by 183, compared with 174 the day before, with the total toll including nonresidents passing 29,000 as cases increased by 7,617 after 8,525 Thursday, the Florida Health Department announced Friday afternoon.

Also, the total number of deaths at Florida's long-term care facilities, including residents and staff, passed 10,000, which represents 35 percent of the total fatalities, and increased by 59 in one day. This week Palm Beach County passed Miami-Dade with 974.

Tests reported from labs Thursday were 144,159, one day after 160,071 and a record 262,798 Jan. 29. The state's daily first-time positivity rate was 6.22 percent one day after 6.17, as well as 5.62 Jan. 30, the least since 4.91 Oct. 28, a two-week high of a 8.8 Feb. 3 and record 23.38 Dec. 28. Palm Beach County's rate was 6.36 percent one day after 5.68, five days after 5.41, the lowest 4.63 Nov. 5, with a two-week high of 9.84 Feb. 3 and a record 20.04 Dec. 28.

The state's total daily positivity rate was 8.07 one day after 7.92, seven days after 7.10, the lowest since 6.01 on Oct. 28, a two-week high of 12.02 Jan. 31 and a record 26.34 Dec. 28. Only 20,987 tests were reported Sept. 27.

The state considers anything above 5 percent in the danger threshold.

Florida's cases reached 1,814,422, including 113,457 in Palm Beach County, with only No. 1 California, No. 2 Texas, No. 4 New York and No. 5 Illinois also reporting more than 1 million. California leads with more than 3 million.

On Thursday cases passed 1.8 million, taking 11 days to rise more than 100,000. Florida passed 1.7 million cases on Jan. 30, which was 12 days, and passed 1.6 million 10 days earlier. The first 100,000 was on June 22, 3 1/2 months after the first time.

After the first two deaths in Florida were announced on March 7, which is 343 days, the death toll has reached 29,061 for an average of 83 per day. Florida's total including nonresidents is 28,565, which increased by 7 to 496.

Florida was among 8 states posting triple-digit deaths increases Friday as the U.S. total increase was a record 5,443 but Ohio added 2,559 deaths for a total of 15,136 with 2,500 in matching death certificates to the virus since October. On Thursday, the state added 650 deaths and the state said there are about 4,000 deaths to account for. Johns Hopkins ultimately revises daily figures to account for mass dumping of older deaths.

Florida passed 28,000 deaths of residents Tuesday, taking six days to climb more than 1,000.

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, Florida residents' deaths passed 27,000, taking six days to gain more than 1,000. It was 49 days for Florida's death toll of residents to reach the first 1,000 yet it was only 40 days to more than double. On July 20, there were 5,075 deaths.

Tuesday's increase of 233 was the third-highest and most since Friday, Jan. 22 of 272, which was 4 from the record on Aug. 11. With five additional nonresident deaths, the total for the day was 277, which ties the mark on Aug. 1. At the time there were 8,685 deaths. So that Friday's residents increase was 4 from the record of 276.

Last Friday deaths increased by 183.

On Sunday they rose by 97. The previous time they were under triple digits was 98 on Jan. 5. On Jan. 3 they rose by 97 and the last time they were lower was 77 on Dec. 27.

Palm Beach County rose by 13 to 2,315 after 8 the previous day and after a record 32 Feb. 2. First-place Miami-Dade increased by 40 to 5,121 and Broward is third at 2,2229 with 11 more.

St. Lucie rose by 1 to 522, Martin stayed at 262, Indian River by 2 to 250 and Okeechobee stayed at 69 with its first two fatalities on July 25.

No. 4 Hillsborough County was 1,387 (10 increase), No. 5 Pinellas 1,372 (15 increase), No. 6 Polk 1,050 (20 increase), No. 7 Orange 1,015 (1 increase), No. 8 Duval 1,002 (5 increase), No. 9 Lee 848 (13 increase).

With a net increase of 67 deaths in South Florida of the 183 state total, which is 36.6 percent, there are 10,768, which is 37.7 percent of the state figure though the population only comprises 30 percent.

The number of increased deaths over seven days is 1,108, an average of 158 and 2.9 percent, compared with 1,203 the previous week. Palm Beach County increased by 66 over seven days for 4.1 percent. The U.S. figure is 4.6 percent with the world at 3.5 percent.

The number of new cases were 7,521, which is different than the 7,617 increase because of an update from previous days.

The increase Monday was 7 less than 5,730 the previous Monday, which is the lowest since 4,663 Nov. 16.

The increase one Friday ago was11,543, the last time they were more than 10,000.

Cases increased by a record 19,816 on Thursday, Jan. 6 then were slightly lower at 19,530 one day later.

The most reported cases in one day were 20,015 from labs on Dec. 31. With no data released on New Year's Day, those results were part of a two-day total of 29,767 and an increase of 31,518.

For months, the record for increase was 15,300 on July 12 with new infections 15,220.

On Monday, Sept. 29, the 738 cases were fewest since June 2 when there were 617 additional infections.

A total of 21.6 percent of the additional cases were in Miami-Dade: 1,643. Much fewer were Palm Beach County with 493 one day after 597 and after a record 1,213 Jan. 16 with Broward 805, St. Lucie 107, Martin 41, Indian River 62 and Okeechobee 9. Miami-Dade has the most cases in Florida with 391,162 and Broward is second at 183,224, ahead of Palm Beach County.

Over seven days, cases have risen by 50,549 for an average of 7,221 at 2.9 percent. The previous week the increase was 65,303 for an average of 9,329. The average since the first case, was reported, which was 348 days ago, is 5,214 per day.

Florida's cases are 6.6 percent of the total infections in the U.S. The state comprises 6.5 percent of the U.S. population.

Since the first two cases were announced nine months ago on March 1, Florida's total has surged to 8.4 percent of the state's 21.48 million population, 28th in cases per million. In average cases per 100,000 over the last seven days, Florida is in 14th at 35.4 with South Carolina No. 1 at 62.2 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

State and county increases represent fatalities received by the state and not the number of deaths that occurred then. The day someone dies and when it is received by the state can lag for several days. The most deaths the past month: 191 Jan. 13.

Florida's new hospitalizations rose by 280 compared with 292 one day ago. The state reported Friday there are currently 4,825 hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19, which is a decrease of 81. It reached as high as 7,762 Jan. 14 since hitting 6,000 in December. The high of 9,520 was on July 21 though the state didn't begin posting data until July.

TESTING

Florida has reported 20,233,767 total tests behind No. 1 California, No. 2 New York, No. 3 Texas with Illinois fifth, according to Worldometers.info. Some people have taken more than one test.

First-time positivity rates:

Palm Beach County's rate of 5.78 Dec. 13 was the first time it was under 6 percent since 5.78 also on Nov. 27. The rate was 1.92 on Oct. 11, which was the smallest since 1.5 percent on May 19.

Miami-Dade's 6.642 percent (day ago 6.69, two-week high 7.95 Feb. 3, two-week low 5.69 Jan. 30). The rate hit 26.4 on July 8. Broward's 6.45 percent (day ago 6.82, two-week low 5.66 Jan. 30, two-week high 9.2 Feb. 3).

St. Lucie: 9.07 percent (day ago 7.89, two-week high 16.95 Jan. 31, two-week low 7.15 six days ago). Martin 6.35 percent (day ago 3.99, two-week low of 3.15 sseven days ago, two-week high 9.57 Feb. 1). Indian River 8.85 percent (day ago 5.71, two-week high 10.7 Jan. 31, two-week low 5.6 Jan. 30). Okeechobee 10.2 percent on 88 negative tests (day ago 4.93 on 212 negative tests, two-week low of 4.93 on 212 negative tests two days ago, two-week high of 20.69 on 46 negative tests four days ago).

MORTALITY

The mortality rate compares positive cases against deaths. The state's rate was 1.6 percent for all deaths and cases, including nonresidents, compared with 1.7 percent in the United States and 2.2 percent worldwide.

County rates: Palm Beach County 2.1 percent, Broward 1.2, Miami-Dade 1.3, St. Lucie 2.5, Martin 2.7, Indian River 2.4 and Okeechobee 2.0 (-0.1)

Deaths per million: Florida 1,330 (25th in nation), U.S. 1,483, world 306.9. New York, which represents 9.5 percent of the deaths in the nation, has 2,354 per million, second behind New Jersey at 2,521. Six months ago New York was 20.0 percent of the U.S. deaths.

AGE BREAKDOWN

Five deaths are among youths 14 and under, including a 6-year-old from Hillsborough. The class hasn't changed since Sept. 26. Four other juveniles are among the 39 deaths in the 15-24 class with no change. The class was 33 since Sept. 25.

Ages 25-34: 147 (1 increase).

55 and older: Fatalities 94 percent, cases 28 percent. 75 and older: Fatalities 62 percent, cases 7 percent.

85 and older: 9,101(59 increase)

Infant to 4: 34,615 cases (203 increase), 491 hospitalized at one time (2 increase). Ages 5-14: 106,622 cases (719 increase), 469 hospitalized at one time (2 increase).

Infant to 54 age group: 1,273,422 of the 1,781,450 residents' cases. Fatalties: 1,699 (10 increase, 0.14 percent. From infant to 64: 1,508,188 cases. Fatalities 4,724 (29 increase, 0.31 percent).

CITIES

No. 1 West Palm Beach 27,346 (90 increase. No. 2 Boca Raton 18,889 (88 increase). No. 3 Lake Worth, which includes the city and county portion 16,340 (57 increase). No. 4 Boynton Beach 10,794 (59 increase). No. 5 Delray Beach 8,513 (48 increase).

Port St. Lucie leads the Treasure Coast with 13,597 (64 increase), followed by Fort Pierce 6,940 (42 increase), Stuart 4,572 (10 increase). Fellsmere, which has a population of 5,754, at 854 (4 change) with only 3 on May 31.

HOSPITALIZATIONS

A total of 75,734 people in the state have been hospitalized. Seven days ago: 73,970. That means it is a running total and includes people who have been released or died.

Palm Beach County: 5,861 (3629 increase). Martin 668(1 increase), St. Lucie 1,353 (6 increase), Indian River 625 (2 increase), Okeechobee 362 (2 increase).

LONG-TERM CARE

Thirty-five percent of the deaths, 10,034, are residents and staff of long-term care (59 increase). Palm Beach County is in first place with 974 (8 increase) ahead of Miami-Dade at 964 (3 increase).

NATION

Deaths

Since the first death was reported on Feb. 29, the national toll has risen to 480,887 Friday (record 5,443 increase but 2,500 of those deaths were reported by Ohio in an audit of all deaths from October after an increase of 650 Thursday from the death certificates check. The record passed the previous mark of 4,436 Jan. 12. Sixteen states reported at least 50 more deaths.

Weekly changes: One-week increase 21,289 (4.6 percent). Seven days ago: 3,623

Top-ranked states: No. 1 California 46,002 (546 increase, record 764. No. 2 New York 45,597 (144 increase, record 799). No. 3 Texas 40,095 (324 increase, record 471). No. 5 Pennsylvania 22,959 (99 increase, record 405).

Others in top 10: No. 6 New Jersey 64 increase, No. 7 Illinois 32, No. 8 Michigan 10, No. 9 Georgia 187, No. 10 Massachusetts 87.

Also with at least 50: No. 12 Ohio record 2,559 (2,500 under reported plus another 650 Thursday from November, December), No. 12 Arizona 172, No. 17 Alabama 159, No. 13 Indiana 86, No. 15 North Carolina 82, No. 14 Tennessee 81, No. 31 Kansas 61 (two days). No. 29 Washington, the original epicenter in the U.S., 42.

Palm Beach County's death count is higher than 16 states, including Rhode Island at 2,290.

Cases

Total 27,487,790 Friday, increase 97,325, record 300,282, seven days ago 133,558. Fifteen states had at least 2,000 cases.

Top-ranked states: No. 1 California 3,381,615 (10,059 increase, U.S.-record 53,711). No. 2 Texas 2,541,845 (U.S. high 12,422 record 29,310 confirmed cases). No. 4 New York 1,512,690 (8,404 increase, record 19,942). No. 5 Illinois 1,158,431 (2,598increase, record 15,415).

Others at least 3,000: No. 9 North Carolina 4,128 ,No. 8 Pennsylvania 3,987, No. 7 Ohio 3,305, No. 12 New Jersey 3,285, No. 17 Virginia 3,191.

Worldwide

Deaths: 2,392,701 (12,420 increase Friday, record 17,594 Jan. 20). The U.S. represented 23.4 percent of increased and overall 20.6 though its population is only 4.3 of the global total. One-week increase: 81,374 (3.5 percent). Seven days ago: 14,573.

Cases: `108,713,609 (423,362, four days after 324,165, lowest since 321,203 Oct. 13, record 845,693 Jan. 8, seven days ago 491,558).

No. 2 Brazil: Deaths 237,601 (1,204 increase, record 1,554). Cases 9,765,694 (49,396 increase, record 87,134).

No. 3 Mexico: Deaths 172,557 (1,323 increase, record 1,803). Cases 1,978,954 (10,388 increase, record 22,339).

No. 4 India: Deaths 155,447 (78 increase, record 1,283). Cases 10,880,603 (9,309 increase, record 97,859).

Europe: 4,358 new deaths, 143,444 new cases. Six nations in top 10.

No. 5 United Kingdom: Deaths 116,287 (758 increase, record 1,725). Cases 15,144 increase, record 68,053.

No. 6 Italy: Deaths 93,045 (316 increase, record 993). Cases 13,908 increase, record 40,896.

No. 7 France: Deaths 81,448 (429 increase, record 1,437). Cases 20,701increase, record 86,852.

No. 8 Russia: Deaths 79,194 (507 increase, record 635). Cases 4,042,837 (15,089 increase, record 29,935).

No. 9 Germany: Deaths 65,036 (523 increase, record 1,244. Cases 9,199 increase, record 31,553.

No. 10 Spain: Deaths 64,747 (530 increase, record 996). Cases 14,581 increase, record 44,357.

Also, No. 16 Poland: Deaths 40,424 (247 increase, record 674). Cases 6,379 increase, record 37,596.

Others

No. 14 South Africa: 47,670 deaths (288 increase, record 839. Cases 2,781 increase.

No. 21 Canada: Deaths 21,162 (74 increase, record 257). Cases 3,143 increase, record 11,383.

No. 43 Japan: Deaths 6,880 (63 increase, record 120 Wednesday). Cases: 1,301 increase, record 7,882.

No. 50: China: Deaths 4,636 (reported one death Jan. 26 and another one week earlier after announcing only one since April 27, a new verification on May 17). Cases: 8 Saturday.

No. 82 South Korea: Deaths 1,514(7 increase Saturday, record 40). Cases: 362 increase, record 1,241.