The daily report from the Florida Department of Health showed the state added another 9,230 COVID-19 cases for July 27.
Tuesday's report brings the total number of coronavirus cases reported statewide to 441,977 since March. The median age of Floridians testing positive for the virus as 42 as of Tuesday morning.
The health department also reported another 186 Floridians had died after testing positive for the virus, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths as of the latest report to 6,117 Florida residents and 123 non-residents since the pandemic began.
Counting Floridians and non-residents, 191 deaths is the highest number recorded in a single day's report since March.
That does not necessarily mean all those people died on July 27, but rather the state learned of their deaths and added the numbers to the report that day. The state's daily line-by-line report, which you can read here, lists coronavirus deaths by the date the people tested positive for the virus, not the date they passed.
In contrast, our chart below shows deaths by the date on which they were added to Florida's report.
When it comes to testing, Tuesday's report showed 90,220 test results were turned in from labs on July 27. Of those tests, 11.69 percent were positive for the virus.
When it comes to hospitalizations, 9,023 people were hospitalized with coronavirus as their primary diagnosis as of 10:40 a.m. Tuesday. And, 1,565 of them are in the Tampa Bay area.
A total of 24,917 people in Florida have been hospitalized at some point during the pandemic.
FULL BREAKDOWN: Florida coronavirus cases, deaths, hospitalizations, recoveries
Here's a breakdown of the new coronavirus cases reported to the state by day:
- June 21: 2,926
- June 22: 3,286
- June 23: 5,508
- June 24: 5,004
- June 25: 8,942
- June 26: 9,585
- June 27: 8,530
- June 28: 5,266
- June 29: 6,093
- June 30: 6,563
- July 1: 10,109
- July 2: 9,488
- July 3: 11,458
- July 4: 10,059
- July 5: 6,336
- July 6: 7,347
- July 7: 9,989
- July 8: 8,935
- July 9: 11,433
- July 10: 10,360
- July 11: 15,300
- July 12: 12,624
- July 13: 9,194
- July 14: 10,181
- July 15: 13,965
- July 16: 11,466
- July 17: 10,328
- July 18: 12,478
- July 19: 10,347
- July 20: 9,440
- July 21: 9,785
- July 22: 10,249
- July 23: 12,444
- July 24: 12,199
- July 25: 9,344
- July 26: 8,892
- July 27: 9,230
Breaking down the numbers
There has yet to be a day in July where the number of newly-confirmed cases was fewer than 6,000. In fact, the last time that happened was on June 28.
The highest single-day case number Florida has reported so far is 15,300 for July 11.
The World Health Organization and infectious disease experts around the globe have recommended a positivity rate of 5 percent or lower for a 14-day span in order to be comfortable reopening.
Florida has not seen a positivity rate at 5 percent since the beginning of June. For more than a month, the state has reported positivity rates at double and even triple that recommended percentage.
Florida remains in Phase Two of reopening, which began June 5.
Hospitalizations and ICU bed availability
Cases are climbing, but what about hospitalizations?
Tracking hospitalizations got easier on July 10 when the Agency for Health Care Administration began publishing a spreadsheet with the number of people currently checked-in for coronavirus-related complications in Florida. The data only includes people whose "primary diagnosis" was COVID-19.
As of 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, 9,023 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 as their primary diagnosis statewide, and 1,565 of them were in the Tampa Bay area. Those numbers are frequently updated, and you can click here for the most recent data, which is also broken down by county.
Since the pandemic began, the state confirms a total of 24,917 residents were hospitalized at some point during their illness.
The Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) also updates total hospital bed and ICU availability by county.
Click here for a breakdown of adult and pediatric ICU bed availability by county. You can also check ICU availability by the hospital.
Hospitalizations around Tampa Bay and total staffed hospital bed capacity status:
**Data as of 10:15 a.m. on July 28
- 26 COVID-19 hospitalizations
- 72 of 295 total staffed hospital beds are available
- 2 COVID-19 hospitalizations
- 21 of 55 total staffed hospital beds are available
- 0 COVID-19 hospitalizations
- 2 of 25 total staffed hospital beds are available
- 68 COVID-19 hospitalizations
- 197 of 733 total staffed hospital beds are available
- 54 COVID-19 hospitalizations
- 69 of 264 total staffed hospital beds are available
- 487 COVID-19 hospitalizations
- 618 of 3,863 total staffed hospital beds are available
- 123 COVID-19 hospitalizations
- 111 of 776 total staffed hospital beds are available
- 110 COVID-19 hospitalizations
- 308 of 1,422 total staffed hospital beds are available
- 391 COVID-19 hospitalizations
- 573 of 2,930 total staffed hospital beds are available
- 286 COVID-19 hospitalizations
- 339 of 1,652 total staffed hospital beds are available
- 144 COVID-19 hospitalizations
- 220 of 1,242 total staffed hospital beds are available