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COVID-19 in Florida: What you need to know Monday, Nov. 23

Rachael Thomas
Florida Today

The Florida Department of Health reported 6,331 new COVID-19 cases and 94 newly verified deaths Monday.

The cumulative number of Florida cases is now 944,745 and the reported death toll for state residents since the pandemic began is 18,085.

The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 is 53,499 since the pandemic began. The Department of Health notes the total figure is cumulative and does not reflect the number of COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals.

Here's a breakdown of the latest numbers in Florida:

Overview

  • Total cases: 944,745
  • Deaths of Florida residents: 18,085
  • Hospitalizations: 53,499

Testing

  • Florida residents tested yesterday: 95,791
  • Daily positivity rate for new cases: 7.01%

The positivity rate is calculated by the state by using the total number of people tested for the virus and the total number of people who have tested positive. Health officials have said the positivity rate should stay at or below 5% to ensure a large enough group of the population is being tested.

Deaths in long-term care facilities

  • Total: 7,166

Top 5 cities with confirmed cases 

  • Miami: 123,860
  • Orlando: 41,150
  • Jacksonville: 37,862
  • Tampa: 33,351
  • Hialeah: 29,197

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