Coronavirus death toll rises by 12 in state, including 1 in Palm Beach County

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Posted at 1:56 PM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 10:45:41-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Coronavirus deaths in Florida climbed by 12 in the past day to 2,712, including an increase of 1 in Palm Beach County to 373, as additional cases in the state declined to 966 after five days in a row of at least 1,000, the Florida Department of Health announced Monday morning.

Positive confirmed cases in the state are 64,904, including an increase of 1,180 Sunday following 1,270 Saturday, 1,305 Friday, a record 1,419 Thursday and 1,317 Wednesday. Monday's increase is the fourth most in the state behind California, Texas and New York. In Palm Beach County, the cases rose by 99 Monday after 156 Sunday and a record 258 Wednesday.

Coronavirus deaths in Florida climbed by the same number 12 Sunday as Palm Beach County increased by 1. Last Monday the rise was 9 and none in the county. The record is 83 on Tuesday, April 28. Twice, the increase was 72 -- once in April and once last month. In Palm Beach County the record is 17 twice.

In the Treasure Coast area, no deaths were reported for the second day in a row. Martin County had risen by two on Friday and one on Saturday for a total of 13. St. Lucie County has remained at 31 since Tuesday. Indian River increased by 1 to 11 on Friday. Okeechobee still has no deaths reported among eight counties with none.

Over seven days, state deaths increased by 240 for 8.9 percent and by 36 for 10.7 percent in Palm Beach County. The national increase is under 5.7 percent over seven days through Sunday.

Miami-Dade County has the most deaths in the state, rising by 2 to 767 after no increase Sunday. Broward rose by 4 to 343, which is 30 behind Palm Beach County. Lee is in fourth place with 117.

Seven of the 12 additional deaths are linked to South Florida, which accounts for 1,538 deaths for 56.4 percent of the state total though the population comprises 30 percent.

The Treasure Coast area reported 40 more cases -- 10 in Martin, 27 in St. Lucie, 3 in Indian River and 0 in Okeechobee. They rose by 95 Thursday.

The state positive test rate remained at 5.3 with the rate more than 10 percent for several weeks. The most recent positive daily rate was 4.9 percent compared with 2.7 percent Thursday.

In all, there were 18,508 tests compared with 41,999 additional tests announced Sunday. Total tests reached 1,235,513 with 1,169,646 negative results and the remaining 963 inconclusive or not reported.

The mortality rate involving positive cases is 4.2 percent in the state compared with 5.6 percent in the United States and 5.7 percent worldwide, which passed 408,083 deaths and neared 7.2 million cases early Sunday night. Palm Beach County's rate was 5.1 percent, compared with Broward at 4.3 percent and Miami-Dade with 3.9 percent. With much fewer deaths, the mortality rate is 4.7 percent in St. Lucie, 6.6 percent in Indian River and 1.4 percent in Martin.

The youngest victim is a 23-year-old woman from Miami-Dade County. A total of 16 people from 25 to 34 have died from the virus. A 104-year-old woman is 1 year older than the previous oldest, one woman each from Miami-Dade and Escambia. A total of 908 people 85 and older have died in the state from the virus.

Ninety-four percent of the fatalities are 55 and older and 64 percent 75 and older. A smaller percentage of older people have tested positive -- 39 percent 55 and older and 12 percent 75 and older. At the other end of the age spectrum, there are 663 cases of infants to 4 years old and 1,437 from 5 to 14.

The newly reported death in Palm Beach County was a man 97. Two deaths added Sunday were two men, 64 and 86.

The death of a 30-year-woman reported Wednesday ties a man who age was verified earlier. The oldest ever in the county is a 102-year-old female.

Palm Beach County's death count is higher than 17 states, including Oklahoma with 348.

The county's total number of confirmed cases range from newborn to 104.

Lake Worth, which includes the city and county portion, is in first place in Palm Beach County with 1,505 cases, up from 1,478. West Palm Beach is in second with an increase of 25 to 1,490, followed by Boca Raton with 704, Delray Beach with 560, Boynton Beach with 720 and Belle Glade with 459. Port St. Lucie leads the Treasure Coast with 434, an increase of 21.

Palm Beach County has 7,329 cases out of 92,835 total tested for 7.9 percent, not including those awaiting tests and inconclusive. Anything above 10.0 percent is considered out of "target range" by the health department.

Miami-Dade leads with 19,756 positive cases out of 208,152 tested for 9.5 percent, and Broward is second with 7,924 cases and 126,550 tested for 6.3 percentage.

In St. Lucie, it's 654 positive out of 114,726 for 4.4 percent, Martin with 917 of 11,039 for 8.3 percent, Indian River with 167 out of 7,648 for 2.2 percent and Okeechobee with 138 out of 1,997 for 6.5 percent.

An infant has tested positive in every South Florida county.

A total of 11,008 people in the state have been hospitalized at one time, which is 59 more than the day before. That means it is a running total and includes people who have been released or died. Including nonresidents, the number is 1,320 in Palm Beach County, an increase of 11, followed by 116 in St. Lucie, 95 in Martin, 36 in Indian River and 13 in Okeechobee.

More than half of the deaths, 1,395, are residents and staff of long-term care, including 155 in Palm Beach County.

Florida, which is third-most populous state, is 11th in the nation for total deaths behind Maryland, which has reported 64 more deaths than Florida, including 27 Monday, according to Florida has 126 deaths per 1 million people compared with the U.S. average of 342 per million. New York, which represents 27 percent of the deaths in the nation, has 1,569 per million. Worldwide, the figure is 52.3 per million.

National data

Worldometers lists the death toll at 113,055 with 588 additional fatalities early Monday night. Sunday's 373 figure the lowest since 355 on March 26. Johns Hopkins reports 110,932 deaths.

Cases hit 2,026,493 with 19,044 additional ones. Last Monday, there were 731 additional deaths and 22,411 more cases.

The one week U.S. death increase is 5.5 percent with a gain of 5,892 through Monday.

The most new deaths was New Jersey with 76 for second place. First-place New York followed with 74 new deaths after reporting 799 deaths in one day in April for first place. The others were No. 3 Massachusetts with 37, No. 4 Pennsylvania with 9, No. 5 Illinois with 20, No. 6 Michigan with 17, No.7 California with 23, No. 8 Connecticut with 13, No. 9 Louisiana with 8.

Georgia is in 14th place with an increase of 28. Washington, which was the original epicenter in the United States, is in 18th with an increase of 2

One week ago Monday in the United States, there were 107,163 two weeks ago there were 99,798 deaths, three weeks ago there were 91,981, four weeks ago 81,847, five weeks ago 69,921,six weeks ago 56,795, seven weeks ago 42,853, eight weeks ago 27,515, nine weeks ago 13,298,10 weeks ago 4,066, 11 weeks ago 689, 12 weeks ago 95, 13 weeks ago 26, 14 weeks ago 6, 15 weeks ago 0.


The U.S. represented 18.6 percent of the 3,157 additional deaths and 27.7 percent of the world total though its population is only 4.3 percent of the global total. On Sunday, the increased deaths were 3,382.

The one week world death increase is 8.2 percent with a gain of 30,812.

Two Latin American nations, Brazil and Mexico, have had skyrocketing deaths and cases.

Brazil reported 525 deaths Monday night. Originally 1,382 deaths were reported Sunday but the government reduced it to 625 because of duplication. The record is 1,492 Thursday. In one week, Brazil has moved past Spain, France and Italy into third place, rising from 30,046 to 37,134. Two weeks ago, the figure was 23,522. Brazil reported 15,654 cases to total 707,412 after a record 31,890 cases Thursday for second place behind the United States.

Mexico has soared into seventh place in one week, passing Germany and Belgium, reporting 354 late Monday after 188 Sunday and a record 1,092 Wednesday. Also, 2,999 cases were reported. The nation's deaths have nearly doubled from 7,633 to 14,053 in two weeks.

The six European nations in the top 10 – United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany -- reported a total of 192 deaths after 160 Sunday. No. 2 Britain has 55, which was the lowest since 35 on March 22, followed by No. 4 Italy with 65, No. 5 France with 54, No. 6 Spain with 0, No. 8 Belgium with 11 and No. 9 Germany with 7.

The daily rate was as high as 1,494 in France, 1,172 in Britain, 919 in Italy, 961 in Spain. Italy was the epicenter of the world at one time.

Russia’s cases continue to surge – 8,985 – and is in third place. Also, it reported 112 additional deaths in 14th place.

Sweden, which has been doing "herd immunity," reported 35 more deaths with 4,694 as well as 68 new cases after 1,056 Friday. Neighboring Norway reported 1 death after tree in a row for non to rise to 239 as well as 14 more cases.

China, the original epicenter of the world. hasn’t reported a death since April 26 and reported 5 cases Monday.