Florida's coronavirus cases rise by 12,624, deaths increase by 35

Palm Beach County reports 5 new deaths to rise to 611
Posted at 11:51 AM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 01:24:43-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Daily cases surged by 12,624, the second highest in the state and 19 percent of the U.S. total Monday, but 3,676 less than the record the day before, as new deaths subsided to 35 and there were more than 112,000 tests reported in one day, the Florida Department of Health announced.

Palm Beach County's death toll rose by 5 to 611 after 12 Sunday and a record 20 Tuesday.

Cases hit five digits in the state for the sixth time. Sunday's cases total was 15,300 – the highest daily figure ever in the United States. During the height of the pandemic New York also surpassed 11,000. Previous highs in Florida were 11,458 on week ago Saturday, 11,433 on Friday, 10,360 Saturday and 10,059 last Sunday.

Since the first two cases were announced four months ago on March 1, Florida's total has surged to 1.3 percent of the state's population at 282,435, which is third in the nation behind New York and California. Texas is fourth.

In one week, Florida's cases have risen by 75,988 for an increase of 36.8 percent. Last Sunday, cases passed 200,000.

Florida easily was No. 1 in new cases, ahead of California with 8,358, Texas with 5,655 and Georgia with 3,643. Florida's total cases are third behind New York with 428,303 and California with 336,037.

Among nations, Florida was only surpassed by India with 28,179 and Brazil with 21,783.

Since the first two deaths were announced on March 6, the toll has climbed to 4,277, which is ninth in the nation. The number of nonresident deaths listed by the state remained at 104 for a total death count of 4,381.

On the Treasure Coast, St. Lucie County increased by 2 to 64, Martin County remained at 42 and Indian River rose by 11 to 20 with Okeechobee reporting is first two deaths Saturday.

Palm Beach County is second in the state for deaths, increasing by 68 in one week. Miami-Dade climbed to 1,43, a rise of 4 in one day and 92 in one week. Broward remained at 464 and 50 over 7 days. Lee is in fourth place with 188, an increase of 1.

Twelve of the 35 deaths reported Monday were in South Florida for a total of 2,347 or 54.9 percent though the population only comprises 30 percent.

Deaths rose by 499 in the state over seven days for 13.2 percent and in Palm Beach County it was 68 for 12.5 percent. Recently, the state increase was half that. The U.S. figure is 3.6 percent with the world at 6.4 percent.

Testing has dramatically ramped up from just a few at select sites to massive places throughout Florida as well as nursing homes, jails and farm workers. The total now is 2,742,613, fourth in the nation, behind No. 1 New York, No. 2 California and No. 3 Texas. That figure is 12.8 percent of Florida's population of 21.4 million.

Likewise the positive rate has risen to 10.7 percent overall from 10.5 the day before. A few weeks ago the daily rate was around 2-3 percent but has risen to 12.69 percent of results reported by labs Monday which is the lowest percentage in two weeks, after 13.62 the day before, a record 20.71 four days ago and 16.94 two weeks ago when there were 43,530 tests.

The daily percentages for all tests include 20.2 in Miami-Dade, 13.8 in Broward, 16.3 in Martin, 11.0 in Palm Beach, 10.5 in St. Lucie, 12.9 in Okeechobee and 6.8 in Indian River.

There were 112,264 tests from labs on Saturday for confirmed coronavirus or anti-bodies compared with a record 142,972 the day before and previous record 95,331 Friday. Two weeks ago there were 43,530.

The state reported 11.51 percent of people who tested for the first time were positive on tests received Sunday compared with 11.25 the day before and 14.75 two weeks ago. The figure Saturday was the lowest in two weeks.

With more testing and no requirements for someone to take a test, the median age has decreased to 39 and 41 for tests reported Sunday, compared with 38 the day before. In addition, the state mortality rate has subsided to 1.6 percent among residents but among those under 55 it is less than 0.2 percent.

And at one time, 18,498 271, have been hospitalized, which is an increase of 227 in one day, compared with 248 the day before.


In Palm Beach County, new cases were 788 compared with a record 1,71 594 Saturday and the previous record 825 last Saturday for a total of 21,806, including residents and nonresidents.

Miami-Dade's cases increased 3,269, compared with a record the day before, and Broward at 1,459 vs. 1,772. In the Treasure Coast area, the rise was 199 in St. Lucie, 130 in Martin, 74 in Indian River and 29 in Okeechobee.

Cases in Florida had stayed below 2,000 until June 13 with 2,581 and they often were under 1,000 with the last one of three digits 966 on June 8.

Palm Beach County has risen by 4,564 cases in one week for a 26.5 percent gain. Miami-Dade has risen by 18,721 at 38.2 percent and Broward by 9,628 at 44.1percent.

Over seven days, Martin County climbed by 442 cases for 18.4 percent, St. Lucie County rose by 797 for 35.2 percent, Indian River County by 306 for 32.1 percent and Okeechobee County by 127 for 28.9 percent.


Palm Beach County's death count is higher than 20 states, including Nevada at 593, which reported no new deaths Monday.

The state on Monday identified 5 deaths in Palm Beach County: three men 50, 59, 87 and 2 women 40, 51.

In St. Lucie, the newly reported deaths were two women 76 and 82, and the Indian River fatality was a 51-year-old woman.


Palm Beach County has 21,806 cases out of 188,104 total tested for 11.6 percent overall, not including those awaiting tests and inconclusive. Anything 10.0 percent and above is considered out of "target range" by the health department.

Miami-Dade leads with 67,713 positive cases out of 433,978 tested for 15.6 percent, and Broward is second with 31,484 cases and 277,166 tested for 11.4 percentage.

In Martin County, it's 2,864 of 20,454 for 14.0 percent. In St. Lucie, it's 3,061 positive out of 29,434 for 10.1 percent, Indian River with 1,259 out of 18,832 for 6.7 percent and Okeechobee with 566 out of 4,614 for 11.7 percent.

Glades County has the highest percentage in the state at 26.6. The lowest is Franklin at 2.6.

Mortality rate

The mortality rate, which compares positive cases against deaths, has been trending down in the state.

It is 1.6 percent in the state for all deaths and cases, including nonresidents, compared with 4.0 percent in the United States and 4.3 percent worldwide, which neared 575,000 deaths and passed 13.2 million cases Monday.

Palm Beach County's rate was 2.8 percent, compared with Broward at 1.5 percent and Miami-Dade with 1.7 percent. With much fewer deaths, the mortality rate is 2.1 percent in St. Lucie, 1.7 percent in Indian River, 1.5 percent in Martin and 0.4 percent in Okeechobee.

Florida has 199 deaths per 1 million people compared with the U.S. average of 418 per million. New York, which represents one-quarter of the deaths in the nation, has 1,668 per million. Worldwide, the figure is 73.8 per million.

Age breakdown

The youngest deaths are two 11-year-olds: a boy in Miami-Dade and a girl in Broward, who are the only two in the 5-14 age class.

There are 11 deaths in the 15-24 class, including a 20-year-old male and two 22-year-old females from Broward (one was listed Sunday), a 16-year-old girl from Lee, a 17-year-old boy from Pasco County and a 22-year-old woman from Palm Beach County.

Twenty-five people from 25 to 34 also have died from the virus.

The oldest is a 108-year-old woman from Miami-Dade. A total of 1,502 people 85 and older have died in the state from the virus, an increase of 13 in one day.

Ninety-two percent of the fatalities are 55 and older and 63 percent 75 and older. A smaller percentage of older people have tested positive – 26 percent age 55 and older and 7 percent 75 and older.

At the other end of the age spectrum, there are 4,399 cases of infants to 4 years old, an increase of 188, and 42 were hospitalized, which is an increase of 1 in one day. In all, there were 1,182 cases of children under 1. From ages 5-14, there are 9,473, an increase of 447 with 73 in the hospital at one time, a rise of 4.

From the infant to 54 age group, 205,104 of the 239,524 residents have tested positive. But in that group, 308 have died for a 0.15 death percentage.

From infant to 65, there are 239,523 cases. A total of 708 have died for a 0.29 percentage.


West Palm Beach is in first place among Palm Beach County cities with 5,232, an increase of 194. Lake Worth, which includes the city and county portion, rose 130 to 4,131, followed by Boynton Beach at 1,923 from 1,828, Boca Raton at 2,593, up from 2,511, Delray Beach at 1,433 from 1,376. A total of 409 in the county not designated by a city.

Port St. Lucie leads the Treasure Coast with 1,894, an increase of 89, followed by Stuart with 1,430 vs. 1,354.

In Indian River County, Fellsmere, which has a population of 5,754, increased by 7 to 256, compared with only 3 on May 31.


A total of 18,498 people in the state have been hospitalized, a rise from 16,045 last Monday. That means it is a running total and includes people who have been released or died.

The number is 2,084 in Palm Beach County, an increase of 11 compared with 6 the day before; 237 in Martin, with no change; 247 in St. Lucie with an increase of 2, Indian River increased by 2 to 93 and Okeechobee increased from 48 to 50.

Long-term care

Nearly half of the deaths, 2,114, are residents and staff of long-term care, including 259 in Palm Beach County. The state increase was 148 and in Palm Beach County it was 2.


Florida, which is the third-most-populous state, is in ninth place, 94 behind No. 8 Connecticut, which reported 23 deaths Monday.

Since the first death was reported on Feb. 29, the toll has risen to 138,247, including an increase of 465 Monday after 380 Sunday.

The last time deaths were more than 1,000 was June 9 with 1,105. Johns Hopkins reports 135,582.

Cases reached 3,479,483, with an increase of 65,488. They passed 70,000 Friday.

Last Monday in the U.S., there were 378 more deaths and 50,584 more cases.

The one week U.S. death increase was 5,268 at 4.0 percent.

Texas had the most deaths with 43 and is in 11th place overall.

New York has the most deaths in the nation with 32,445, including 42 more Monday after a high of 799 in April. New York City had no deaths Sunday for the first time since the pandemic. The state's percentage share has been decreasing for weeks to 23.5 percent.

Among other states in the top 10: No. 2 New Jersey with 30, No. 3 Massachusetts 5, No. 4 Illinois 6, No. 5 California 23, No. 6 Pennsylvania 5, No. 7 Michigan 7 and No. 10 Louisiana 7.

No. 14 Georgia added 25 and Washington, which was the original epicenter in the United States, is in 21th place and reported 14 deaths.


The U.S. represented 12.5 percent of the 3,731 additional deaths Monday – and 24.0 percent of the world total though its population is only 4.3 percent of the global total. The one week world death increase was 34,766 at 6.4 percent.

The additional death toll last Sunday was 4,122.

Cases increased by 195,878 after a record 236,918 Friday.

Brazil, which is second behind the United States for deaths, reported a world-high 770 deaths after 659 Sunday for a total of 72,921. The record is 1,492 on June 4. Brazil added 21,783 cases after a record 55,209 one week ago Friday. The South American nation has a total of 1,887,959 cases – more than half as many as No. 1 U.S.

Mexico reported 485 more deaths late Monday compared with 276 the day before and high of 1,092 on June 4. On Sunday, Mexico moved past Italy in fourth place and has a total of 35,491. In addition, there were 4,685 cases, behind the record 7,280 Thursday.

India added 540 deaths after 500 Sunday to rise to 23,727 in eighth place. The Asian nation also reported 28,179 cases one day after 29,108 cases for a third-place total of 907,645, behind the U.S. and Brazil.

Four European nations are in the top 10. The United Kingdom's deaths increased from 21 to 11 – among the lowest since the pandemic for third place with 44,830, which is behind the United States and Brazil. The high was 1,172.

No. 5 Italy, which at one time was the world's epicenter and reached 919 in one day, reported 13 deaths, among the lowest since the pandemic. No. 6 France added 18 and and No. 7 Spain 1.

Germany, which at one time was in the top 10 and now is in 13th place, reported no deaths for the first time since the pandemic on Sunday and another 5 Monday.

Also in the top 10, No. 9 Iran reported 203 after a record 221 Thursday. No. 10 Peru had 184.

Russia is in fourth place in the world in cases with 733,699, including an additional 6,537. The nation gained 104 deaths for 11th place.

No. 14 Canada added 7 deaths for a total of 8,790 as well as 565 cases.

Sweden, which has been doing "herd immunity," reported 11 deaths for a total of 5,536 in 17th and 31 cases. Neighboring Norway, which had a lockdown, reported 1 deaths to rise to 253 as well as 3 more cases.

No. 22 China, the original epicenter of the world, hasn’t reported a death since April 26 and added 3 cases Tuesday.