Miami Herald

Florida hits 35,000 COVID-19 deaths and adds 7,296 cases

- BY HOWARD COHEN hcohen@miamiheral­d.com Howard Cohen: 305-376-3619, @HowardCohe­n

Florida’s Department of Health on Friday announced 7,296 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. Other things to know:

The state on Friday

announced 92 new resident deaths.

Florida reported the

results of 106,502 residents tested on Thursday. The state’s positivity increased from 6.66% to 6.83%. The 14-day positivity rate was 7.14%.

The state has recorded

a known total of 2,155,744 coronaviru­s cases and 35,000 deaths. Among those who died, 34,330 were residents and 670 were nonresiden­ts.

More than 4.9 million

Floridians have completed the two-dose series of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or have completed Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine, according to Friday’s vaccine report.

Miami-Dade County

reported 1,464 new cases. The county added 15 deaths, putting its pandemic totals at 467,464 cases and 6,029 deaths.

In Miami-Dade, 656,672 people have either received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or have completed the two-dose series of Pfizer or Moderna.

Positivity decreased from 7.22% to 6.71%. The 14-day average was 7.27% on Friday’s Miami-Dade New Normal report.

Broward County

reported 936 new cases and 21 new deaths — putting its pandemic totals at 226,990 cases and 2,762 deaths. In Broward, 436,355 people have received Johnson & Johnson or have completed a twodose series. Positivity increased from 6.08% to 7.12%.

Palm Beach County

● reported 511 new cases and seven new deaths, bringing its cumulative count to 138,063 cases and 2,715 deaths. In Palm Beach, 366,340 people have received J&J or completed a two-dose series. Positivity increased from 5.66% to 6.12%.

Monroe County added ● 16 new cases and no deaths. Pandemic totals in the Keys are at 6,711 cases and 50 deaths. In Monroe, 18,766 people have either received J&J or have completed a two-dose series. Positivity decreased from 6.13% to 5.1%.

As of 1 p.m. Friday, the

Florida Agency for Health Care Administra­tion said there were 3,263 people hospitaliz­ed. Of these, Miami-Dade had 598; Broward, 495; Palm

Beach, 200; and Monroe, six, the agency said.

 ?? CARL JUSTE cjuste@miamiheral­d.com ?? Pfizer vaccinatio­ns are sorted to be administer­ed to university students on Thursday in Miami.
CARL JUSTE cjuste@miamiheral­d.com Pfizer vaccinatio­ns are sorted to be administer­ed to university students on Thursday in Miami.

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