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COVID-19 in Florida: What you need to know Tuesday, Oct. 6

Rachael Thomas
Florida Today

The Florida Department of Health reported 2,251 new COVID-19 cases and 55 newly verified deaths Tuesday.

The cumulative number of Florida cases is now 720,125 and the reported death toll for state residents since the pandemic began to 14,767.

The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 is 45,004 since the pandemic began. The Department of Health notes the total figure is cumulative and does not reflect the number of COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals.

Here's a breakdown of the latest numbers in Florida:

Overview

  • Total cases: 720,125
  • Deaths of Florida residents: 14,767
  • Hospitalizations: 45,004

Testing

  • Total tests: 5,440,799
  • Total positive tests: 720,125
  • Total negative tests: 4,713,453

Deaths in long-term care facilities

  • Total: 6,001

Top 5 cities with confirmed cases 

  • Miami: 98,056
  • Orlando: 30,297
  • Jacksonville: 28,540
  • Tampa: 25,278
  • Hialeah: 23,931

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