8,410 new COVID-19 diagnoses, 41 deaths reported in Florida Saturday

Another 8,410 people have tested positive for coronavirus, according to a Saturday update from state health officials. The Department of Health has also confirmed 41 deaths since Friday’s report.

The latest diagnoses from the department bring Florida’s COVID-19 case tally to 931,828, including 13,588 nonresidents. Florida crossed 900,000 total COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

The 41 newly-reported deaths increased the death toll to 17,930. Another nonresident also died for a total of 222 nonresidents who have died with COVID-19 in the state.

On Sunday, officials reported more than 10,000 new cases between reports for the first time since July.

The increase in cases come as some parts of the nation experience a surge. Earlier this month, the U.S. surpassed 10 million cases of COVID-19. Texas became the first state to record 1 million infections and California surpassed that milestone shortly after. At the current rate, Florida could reach that grim milestone within a few weeks.

The latest data includes cases detailed between Friday morning and Saturday morning. For all day Friday, officials counted 8,228 cases from 133,919 residents tested. Among the new positives, the median age was 40.

The positivity rate for new cases has been increasing, topping 10% a week ago

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