Florida’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has risen again after a three-day setback, the state Health Department confirmed Tuesday.
The deaths have always been on the rise during the last seven weeks until the authorities interrupted the tests due to the near presence of Hurricane Isaías. As expected, the number of new cases dropped then. Resuming testing on Monday, the situation returned to normal and the statistics rose again. And with greater intensity in the Miami metropolitan area, where 1,507 new cases and 35 deaths were reported.
In the rest of the state, on Tuesday the authorities revealed that during the last 24 hours there were 276 deaths, 185 more than on Monday, which points to a new record, reaching 8,553 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
In terms of new positive cases of coronavirus disease, Florida reports 5,831, which means 1,676 more than on Monday, for a global total of 542,792, the second-highest number of cases in the country, following California, which registered almost 575,000.