Florida officials confirmed 3,377 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing total to 782,013. This article is subscriber-only content. The data could give scientists indicators of how widespread the disease has become in the state. With some conversation with the governor’s office regarding the governor’s [stay-at-home] order, they were deemed an essential business,” Demings said. sign in. The Florida Department of Health reported 2,385 new cases of novel coronavirus and 12 deaths from COVID-19. C. Isaiah Smalls II is a reporter covering race and culture for the Miami Herald. The county now has a total of 19,056 confirmed cases. Are you a subscriber and unable to read this article? The recommended numbers of daily tests needed vary by experts, but the dean of the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine told the governor Florida needs to test about 33,000 people every day. ▪ Palm Beach County saw 171 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four new deaths. This article is subscriber-only content. The state has hit or surpassed the recommended mark a few times but is typically several thousand under. Thanks for reading! Florida’s Department of Health reported 30,839 new tests in Friday’s daily COVID-19 update. This is the third day this week that the state’s daily total of newly confirmed cases surpassed 1,000. The university did not comment on these allegations. South Florida’s only historically Black university elected to temporarily go virtual earlier this week, first reported by The Miami Times and later confirmed to the Miami Herald by a source. ▪ Palm Beach County saw 224 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight new deaths. Health experts have previously told the Miami Herald that they were concerned the number of pending COVID-19 tests listed by the state is an undercount because Florida reports only the number of Floridians waiting to get test results from state labs, not private ones — and private labs are completing more than 90% of state tests. Of those tested, black people had a percent positive rate of 26.32 percent and white people had a 13.33 percent positive rate. ▪ Monroe County did not report any additional cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths. Hospitals in Miami-Dade are self-reporting a number of key metrics, including hospitalizations, to the county. Florida’s Department of Health on Friday morning confirmed 1,212 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total of known cases to 54,497. Sign up for our newsletter and get updates on the coronavirus in Florida and across the nation. Palm Beach came in second with 19,571 tests done and Broward came in third with 14,402 tests. Real-time updates and all local stories you want right in the palm of your hand. Here’s a breakdown on what you need to know: More than half of the state’s known COVID-19 cases are in South Florida’s four counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe. Miami-Dade County is not responsible for the content provided on linked sites. hospitalizations for COVID-19 complications, Ron DeSantis announces a PPE decontamination system at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Coronavirus live updates: Here’s what to know in South Florida on June 5, Florida reports 3,377 coronavirus cases, and 20 deaths push resident toll to 16,449, Florida reports 2,385 new COVID-19 cases. Three South Florida counties report 0 deaths, US ‘not going to control’ COVID-19 pandemic, White House Chief of Staff Meadows says, Miami nurse sues doctor colleague, says he ‘deliberately’ infected her with COVID-19, Florida adds 4,471 COVID-19 cases and 77 deaths as hospitalizations rise in South Florida. On Thursday, the state recorded 1,413 additional cases, the highest daily count since Florida’s Department of Health began providing daily updates on the novel coronavirus in March. On Thursday, 142 hospitalizations were added, raising the statewide total count to 10,794. The county’s confirmed total is now at 7,572 with 327 deaths. For the first time since the pandemic began, health officials released antibody testing data from commercial laboratories on Friday. To support our commitment to public service journalism: Subscribe Now. Hospitals in Miami-Dade are self-reporting a number of key metrics, including hospitalizations, to the county. Florida officials confirmed 3,377 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing total to 782,013. Florida’s Department of Health reported 27,913 new tests in Friday’s daily COVID-19 update. The county’s known total is now at 6,859 with 367 deaths. Real-time updates and all local stories you want right in the palm of your hand. Search. Charter, private schools impacted.