TAMPA, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health says the number of known cases of COVID-19 in the state rose by 6,586 Sunday. According to the state's daily update, the total number of cases in Florida is now 938,614.
The number of Florida resident deaths has reached 17,991, an increase of 61 since Saturday's update. In addition, a total of 223 non-Floridians have died in the state.
Locally, Highlands County had five new deaths, Polk County had three, while Hillsborough and Manatee Counties each had one new death.
Of the 938,414 cases, 924,614 are Florida residents while 13,800 are non-Florida residents currently in the state.
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SOURCE: Florida Department of Health
The state is not reporting a total number of "recovered" coronavirus patients. As of Sunday, 3,613 Floridians were currently hospitalized for a primary diagnosis of COVID-19; in total, 53,403 have been hospitalized for treatment at some point.
A total of 8,259,205 residents have been tested in the state as of Sunday -- just over a third of the state's population -- according to the Florida Department of Health.
The number of new cases had generally been trending down in September, mirroring the number of tests being given. But it has begun to increase again. The 10,105 new cases reported Sunday, Nov. 15 was the highest since July 25.
The rate of positive new tests has declined from its summertime peak, remaining below 10% for several months, but it has also begun to increase again. It was at 6.57% on Saturday, the most recent date available.
After peaking in July, the number of deaths also began a downward trend in August that continued through October -- though "significant delays" in data reporting, as the state says, make interpreting short-term trends from that statistic less reliable.
Editor's note: The number of new cases and deaths reported each day does not necessarily reflect the day that the case was confirmed. The state says some private testing labs dump large batches of test results which include cases from previous days, and data can take days or weeks to validate. Stats for today and previous days will likely change in the future as the state reviews more cases and updates retroactive data.
The state's number of deaths represents permanent Florida residents who have died from COVID-19.
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