FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2020
Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com
Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces One Hundred Eighty Deaths Related to COVID-19
~512,421 positive cases in Florida residents and 5,654 positive cases in non-Florida residents~
TALLAHASSEE —The Florida Department of Health (DOH), in order to provide more comprehensive data, releases a report on COVID-19 cases in Florida once per day. The DOH COVID-19 dashboard is also providing updates once per day. The state also provides a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county, which is available here.
In order to make the daily COVID-19 report easier to download and more accessible, the daily report will now separate case line data in a separate PDF. Both reports will continue to be updated daily. The case line data report is available here.
Test results for more than 87,700 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight, on Thursday, August 6. Today, as reported at 11 a.m., there are:
On August 6, 10.12 percent of new cases** tested positive.
- 7,686 new positive COVID-19 cases (7,653 Florida residents and 33 non-Florida residents)
- 180 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19
There are a total of 518,075 Florida cases*** with 7,927 deaths related to COVID-19.
Since August 6, the death of one hundred eighty Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Columbia, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Hernando, Highland, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Lake, Lee, Leon, Marion, Martin, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee and Volusia counties.
Florida long-term care facility data:
The antibody COVID-19 test results report will be provided once a week and contains county, race and lab information on antibody COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida. The report for antibody tests conducted by private health care providers is available here and the report for antibody tests conducted at state-supported COVID-19 testing sites is available here.
- The list of long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 cases is available here.
- The list of long-term care facilities with deaths is available here, which is updated weekly.
- To date, 3,378 individuals that were staff or residents of a long-term care facility have died.
More information can also be found here.
* Florida residents that are diagnosed with COVID-19 and isolated out of state are not reflected on the Florida map.
**This percentage is the number of people who test positive for the first time divided by all tests, excluding people who have previously tested positive.
***Total cases overview includes positive cases in Florida residents and non-Florida residents tested in Florida.
More Information on COVID-19
To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage. For information and advisories from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website, this website is also available in Spanish and Creole. For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the travel advisory website.
For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-866-779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVIDemail@example.com.
About the Florida Department of Health
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