98 more dead from COVID-19 as state tallies 10K more cases

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As of Saturday, 4,197 residents have died and 104 non-residents have died in the state

State health officials tied 98 fatalities to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 4,301 as the state closes out a week of record-setting mortality.

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 95 dead residents Saturday morning as well as three non-Floridians who died in the state. With the update, 4,197 residents have died and 104 non-residents have died in the state. Initially, the report indicated 188 new resident deaths, but that was updated minutes later.

However, those people didn’t all die in the last day. Coroners may still be tying deaths from days or weeks ago to COVID-19.

On Thursday, DOH reported 120 fatalities, and followed that up Friday with 93 fatalities. Before Thursday, the record number of fatalities reported in a single day was 72 on May 5.

And with three days of a rise in mortality, the rising deaths may be more than a reporting quirk or a backlog getting filled in.

Together with the high number of deaths is 10,360 new cases reported since Friday morning. In total, state health officials have diagnosed 254,511 individuals, including 250,984 Floridians.

The count of new cases falls below the single-report record of 11,458 set on the Fourth of July. But officials have reported more cases this week than ever before.

The 10,360 new cases were confirmed between Friday morning and Saturday morning. For Friday only, the state found 10,383 newly positive residents.

Among the Friday cases, the median age was 40 for a second day in a row. Gov. Ron DeSantis has pointed to that metric to highlight that there has been little rise.

“We obviously are working hard to minimize the morbidity and mortality associated with this virus. If you look at what we’ve done with our long-term care facilities, I think had we not done what we’ve done, you would have had thousands of more fatalities in our longterm care facilities. Certainly, if we would have put the contagious patients back in there, it would’ve just been a disaster like you’ve seen in some of these other states.

“We want to limit as much as we can, reduce mortality, morbidity. I think, if you look at the numbers, the 65 and the longterm care, that is overwhelmingly where we’re finding the

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Editor’s note on methodology: The Florida Department of Health releases new data every morning around 10:45 a.m. The total number reported in those daily reports include the previous day’s totals as well as the most up to date data as of about 9:30 a.m.

Florida Politics uses the report-over-report increase to document the number of new cases each day because it represents the most up-to-date data available. Some of the more specific data, including positivity rates and demographics, considers a different data set that includes only cases reported the previous day.

This is important to note because the DOH report lists different daily totals than our methodology to show day-over-day trends. Their numbers do not include non-residents who tested positive in the state and they only include single-day data, therefore some data in the DOH report may appear lower than what we report.

Our methodology was established based on careful consideration among our editorial staff to capture both the most recent and accurate trends.

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3 comments

  • Sonja Fitch

    July 11, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Duffus Desantis is embarrassing himself! Blah blah blah nursing home blah blah. Children Walmart open children go to school blah blah.
    Hey stupid wear a mask. Wear a damn mask ! Duffus Desantis you are criminally negligent!

  • Margan ustin

    July 11, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    Doesn’t de santis understand the deaths hospitalizations are increasing more daily and less positivity case rate only because he controls does less tests where wants to dailt answer see the over 11000 and full hospitals is clear sign to put more restrictions mandate masks.

    Worse than ny Because he isn’t doing lockdown or closing huge close gatherings at restaurants or stopping overloading crowded many hours restaurant bars.

    WHEN NY AT DANGER POINT OUT OF CONTROL LIKE FLORIDA CUOMO CLOSED DOWN STILL TOOK MANY WEEKS
    Bring some containment.

    De santis JUST FINDING UNSAFE NONCLEAN PLACES ON AND ON TO FILL WITH SICK FLORIDANS WHO WILL DIE.

    HIS STRATEGY ISANTIS DO NOT MORE RESTRICTIONS JUST FILLS FLORIDA BUILDINGS CONVENTION CENTERS hotels in ongoing huge numbers all over state,.

    Without further restrictions and mandate statewide masks why can’t he see is too late just find more unsafe places to put thousands and thousands more in icu beds that aren’t but cots in old or unsanitary places that impossible clean enough to keep people from dying.

    IT’S A GOVERNORS TRAVESTY OF BAD DECISION MAKING BECAUSE HE’S NOT RESTRICTING PLACES AGAIN THAT ARE CAUSE OF 3 WEEKS OF HUGE HOSPITALIZATIONS DEATHS BUT LETTING IT GO ON FOREVER OUT OF CONTROL.THIS KEEPS TPURISTS AWAY THIS KILLS SICKENS ONGOING WORKERS AND CUSTOMERS.

    IT’S PURE STUPIDITY AS TOO MANY CAN GO WAY TOO MANY STILL OPEN GATHERINGS IN CLOSE CONTACT NO MASKS BECAUSE HE WON’T MANDATE.

    MORE NURSES IS SHORT GAP BECAUSE THEY WONT KEEP UP IMPOSSIBLE.

    DESANTIS IS CAUSING WAR TIME UNSAFE FIELD CONDITIONS FOR SICK AND DYING FLORIDA RESIDENTS.OUT OF STUPIDITY ARROGANCE AND EGO DRIVEN BULLHEADED NESS REACTING BY FINDING UNSAFE CONVENTION CENTERS ETC instead of slowing virus spread.

    Mandating masks not action against personal choice but as ruled recently by someone suing not wear one court said there was right to mandate masks and enforce because it’s needed for public safety. Proven and Dr faucI others say helps a lot and restricting all restaurants closed because is still over 9500 10000 11000 every single day.

    Is too long now pin on July 4. Is because too many places still remain open people gather don’t social distance wear masks so only option is close them.

    What insanity is it for de santis letting the nation and the world see him as only governor not pulling back and mandate masks but instead putting on and on sick dying people in convention centers impossible to sanitize.

    This continued direction unlike what Italy and ny did is opposite doing nothing to slow from what’s open right now is causing this and will continue ongoing because unlike many governors he’s still keeping open way too many businesses that are causing this so wont stop,

    He’s putting health workers first responders at avoidable huge risk more daily as he takes no drastically needed action at state level.

    There is no end in sight and fla unlike ny will bend soon digging mass Graves stacking up bodies but unlike ny not changing the open places causING ongoing disaster with no end.

    This ongoing high upward hospitalizations deaths is criminal by de santis as is not because of more testing or July 4 etc BY THIS TIME IS OBVIOUS IS CAUSED BY NO STATE MASK MANDATE AND NO CLOSING BACK MANY PLACES STILL OPEN PEOPLE GOING.

    HOSPITALS SUPPLIES NURSES WILL SOON NOT BE ABLE HANDLE SO WHAT IS HE WAITING FOR TO ACT LIKE A RESPONSIBLE GOVERNOR.BY AUGUST WILL BE A CATASTROPHE STATEWIDE NO CONVENTION POSSIBLE.

    All science medical experts saying fla so bad only thing even slow it is mandatory strict lockdown 5 weeks then can open. Stay open.many states and countries proved with such high and especially higher ongoing cases higher ongoing hospitalizatiins deaths only thing slowed was strict lockdown.otherwise months and months into late 2021 virus be will out of control and will have destroyed other states by travelING people.states that 17 followed cdc guidelines BEFORE OPEN SO NOW LOW CASES SAFE OPENS.

    FLORIDA WILL BE FILLED ALL OVER PLACES IN INHUMANE BUILDINGS NOT POSSIBLE BE SANTIZED ENOUGH SUFFERING HORRIBLE SICKNESS AND DISEASE ONGOING DEATHS.

    He’s making florida a worst unsafe horrific human suffering avoidable by only governor ignoring surging trend not lagging numbers not July 4 but lying abt those to put florida into war type unsafe fake medical places with understaffed medical ongoing as this trend is CAUSED ONLY BY HIS KEEPING TOO MANY GATHERINGS PLACES STILL OPEN AND NOT MANDATING MASKS WITH FINES OTHER STATES HAVE NO PROBLEM DOING TO SAVE THEIR ECONOMIES.
    HIS SHORTSIGHTED ACTIONS ARE OBVIOUSLY NOT WORKING AS VIRUSITES SPREADING MORE BECAUSE OF HIS MISTAKES STILL ONGOING,

    MANY MANY EXPERTS AND DATA HIS OWN, AND SCIENCE SHOWS POINT FLORIDA AT IN
    HOSPITALIZATIONS DEATHS NOW LONG ENOUGH FOR WEEKS IS OBVIOUS CAUSED BY OPEN PLACES AND FLORIDA ONE OF RED FLAG STATES IS MANDATORY GO BACK DO RESTRICTIONS NOT LOOSE LOCKDOWN 4 OR 5 WEEKS OR NO WAY MASKS CLOSING MORE BUSINESSES NOW WOULD BE ENUF SLOW VIRUS. IS TOO LATE,HE DIDN’T DO IT 2 WEEKS AGO SO NOW ONLY WAY STOP MASS ECONOMY HOSPITAL COLLAPSE IS STRICT LOCKDOWN.

    IT’S UNBELIEVABLE HE STILL SAYS IS OK. BUT LET’S SAME THINGS CONTINUE THAT ARE CAUSING THIS CATROSPHIC END RESULT of full blown destroyed floRida very fast,he ignores ignores lies away the truse end results.total collapse.

    It’s political suicide and mass destruction.cases can’t go down hospitalizations deaths will continue to increase because he’s changing NOTHING THAT’S CAUSING IT ON TO INFINITY. His journalist wife as advisor as he ignores science his own data is truly ridiculous.

  • Sonja Fitch

    July 11, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    Omg the goptrump cult is a damn SUICIDE cult! Wear a mask duffus Desantis!!!!!

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