Orange County officials provide coronavirus updates

Orlando, Fla. – Florida health officials announced Thursday that the highest number of coronovirus cases since Sept 1 in a single day is more than 5,500 new COVID-19 cases.

Florida health officials on Wednesday stopped releasing their usual coronovirus updates. The Health Department announced that all COVID-19s reported to the state would undergo a more thorough review.

According to a Florida health news release, the fatalities caused continued confusion in the state and led to more rigorous reviews.

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The state reported 95 casualties on Tuesday, which were publicly released on Wednesday, 11 of which occurred a month earlier. In addition, there was a two-month separation in 16 deaths, when people tested positive and died, and five of them had an interval of more than three months.

Health officials said 50 of the 95 coronoviruses in Palm Beach County died on Tuesday. This is double the previous one-day record of 27 deaths in August.

Health officials commonly report the state’s COVID-19 data around 11 am daily as a number of reports and dashboard sites that reflect overall deaths, new cases, and hospitalizations, as well as overall test numbers. However, after 11 am on Wednesday, hours passed without any updates, given the public’s concern and the COVID-19 notifications to the public about possible changes.

“During an epidemic, the public needs to be able to rely on accurate public health data to make informed decisions,” Florida Surgeon General Scott Riveaux said in a statement. “To ensure the accuracy of COVID-19 related deaths, the department will conduct an additional review of all deaths. Timely and accurate data remains the top priority of the Department of Health. “

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Below is a breakdown of the most recent data provided by the Department of Health.

The cases

Florida Department of Health reports There were 5,558 new cases on Thursday, a total of 768,091 cases since March.

Last time Florida reported that new cases of this size had more than 7,500 new cases on Sept 1 a month earlier.

It is important to note that the DOH reported more coronavirus cases on Thursday but a larger volume of overall trials. The DOH reported more than 106,00 trials for Thursday’s numbers, the most since October 10, but only 34,000 trials on the first day.

The deaths

The Florida Department of Health reported on Thursday that 57 people have died from COVID-19 recently. According to Thursday’s coronavirus report, 16,470 Deaths across the state have been related to coronoviruses, including a number 203 nonresident deaths in Florida.

State health officials have always ensured that the virus fatalities are often delayed in reporting to FDOH, with some deaths not being reported for a month or longer.

admitted to hospital

According to the State Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida has 2,070 people living with the virus.

The state reported 137 new hospitals on Thursday, meaning the state saw a total of In relation to COVID-19, 47,765 patients were hospitalized since March.

Positivity rate

The percentage of positive results in the last two weeks was 3.44% to 7.88% and on Wednesday was 5.62%.

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Below is the Central Florida County-by-County breakdown of COVID-19 on October 21.

County The cases New cases admitted to hospital New hospital The deaths New deaths
Brevard 10,747 151 969 3 352 0
Flagler 2,035 37 166 1 37 0
Lake 8336 70 708 5 227 9
Marion 10,593 71 1,041 0 342 3
Orange 44,435 1,323 1,520 6 532 -1
Osceola 13,703 75 759 2 186 0
Polk 22,256 195 2,302 8 593 0
Seminole 9894 76 727 0 236 0
Sumter 2,802 18 275 1 83 0
Volusia 12,180 100 933 3 315 0

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The Associated Press contributed to this story

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