Miami-Dade moves past 2,000 cases in latest update from Florida Department of HealthFlorida's COVID-19 cases continue to grow as testing for the new coronavirus ensues.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida has confirmed 403 additional cases of the new coronavirus since Tuesday morning, bringing the state’s total to 6,741.
The latest numbers provided by the Florida Department of Health on Tuesday evening also reflect eight more deaths, bringing the state’s total to 85.
New deaths reported Tuesday included cases in Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Hillsborough and Polk counties.
Miami-Dade County is up to 2,123 confirmed cases, most in the state. Broward County has 1,219 positive cases, Palm Beach County has 551 and Monroe County has 27.
The state lists 12 deaths from COVID-19 in Broward, 14 in Palm Beach and seven in Miami-Dade. There have been no confirmed deaths in Monroe as a result of the virus.
The number of confirmed cases is expected to continue climbing as more people get tested. The state says that 10 percent of its tests for the novel coronavirus have come back positive.
The United States has surpassed 181,000 cases, with more than 3,600 deaths.