UPDATED: This Map Shows Where and Who COVID-19 Has Hit the Hardest This Week in Florida

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Graphic via Desiree Tapia for The Americano

By Giselle Balido

August 28, 2020

The Sunshine State is closing in on 11,000 fatalities caused by the novel coronavirus. 

On Friday the Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,815 new cases of the novel coronavirus, raising the statewide total to 615,806. There were 85 new state residents deaths announced, raising the total number of fatalities to 10,868.

You can see the full state report HERE.

According to the latest update from the Florida Department of Health, the breakdown of cases by county is as follows:

Cases by Exposure Source

The DOH provided the number of positive cases by exposure source:

  • Traveled: 4,688
  • Had contact with confirmed case: 201,593
  • Traveled and had contact with confirmed case: 4,930
  • Under investigation: 397,863

Positive Cases by Testing Source:

Positive by DOH/CDC: 21,961

Positive by private labs:  587,113

Total: 609,074

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Testing Reports:

Positive: 609,074

Negative: 3,919,246

Total: 609,074

Pediatric Report

Additionally, the DOH’s pediatric report, verified as of August 26, shows 48,928 Florida children have tested positive for COVID-19 across the state. There were 611 hospitalizations and eight deaths have been reported. 

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Keep in Mind

The numbers of new cases and fatalities across the state may be undercounted, as the DOH may take up to two weeks to report the number of positive results from private labs. Similarly, in the past the number of fatalities issued by the Medical Examiner’s Office has consistently been 10% higher than reported.

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Rebekah Jones, the Florida government data scientist who was fired from the DOH, where she created and managed the state’s coronavirus dashboard, has created her own COVID-19 board, a parallel site that she claims will reveal the numbers that the state has not been reporting.



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