~545,040 positive cases in Florida residents and 5,861 positive cases in non-Florida residents; DOH received a backlog of testing data from Niznik Lab Corp in Miami~
TALLAHASSEE —The Florida Department of Health (DOH), in order to provide more comprehensive data, releases a report on COVID-19 cases in Florida once per day. The DOH COVID-19 dashboard is also providing updates once per day. The state also provides a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county, which is available here.
In order to make the daily COVID-19 report easier to download and more accessible, the daily report will now separate case line data in a separate PDF. Both reports will continue to be updated daily. The case line data report is available here.
Today, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) received a backlog of testing data from Niznik Lab Corp in Miami, dating back to June 23. The lab reported more than 4,000 cases occurring over the past 7 weeks, which had not been reported to DOH until today. Therefore, this backlog severely skews today’s daily report for Miami-Dade County and is not reflective of current trends. Once DOH was informed of this testing data backlog, the agency immediately reached out to Niznik Lab and is investigating the matter, along with Miami-Dade County leadership.
Test results for more than 81,100 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight, on Tuesday, August 11. Today, as reported at 11 a.m., there are:
- 8,109 new positive COVID-19 cases (8,059 Florida residents and 50 non-Florida residents)
- 212 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19
On August 11, 11.89 percent of new cases** tested positive.
There are a total of 550,901 Florida cases*** with 8,765 deaths related to COVID-19.
Since August 11, the death of two hundred twelve Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jackson, Lake, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee, Volusia and Walton counties.
Florida long-term care facility data:
- The list of long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 cases is available here.
- The list of long-term care facilities with deaths is available here, which is updated weekly.
- To date, 3,730 individuals that were staff or residents of a long-term care facility have died.
The antibody COVID-19 test results report will be provided once a week and contains county, race and lab information on antibody COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida. The report for antibody tests conducted by private health care providers is available here and the report for antibody tests conducted at state-supported COVID-19 testing sites is available here.