Florida Department of Health
August 31, 2020
Nassau County Emergency Management posted the following:
“FDOH is having some technical difficulties with their Covid19 website. The numbers on their website dashboard are incorrect and FDOH staff are currently working to correct them, as such we will not be able to report case numbers for today Aug 31st 2020.”
Editor’s Note: Despite the statement above, the Florida Department of Health did post information regarding the decline in Covid-19 cases in the following report.
Florida Department of Health Issues Daily Update on COVID-19
~Florida Reported Lowest Number of New Cases Since June 14~
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. Today, data reported to DOH shows there has been a steady decline in the number of reported Florida resident deaths who were previously diagnosed with COVID-19. The third week of July compared to the third week of August, shows a nearly 70 percent decrease in the average number of reported COVID-19 related deaths.
Today, Florida had the nineteenth straight day below 10 percent positivity of new cases.
Today, as reported at 11 a.m., there are 1,885 new positive COVID-19 cases and 68 reported deaths – 3 occurred yesterday, August 30. As posted on the Agency for Health Care Administration’s hospitalization dashboard at 11 a.m., there are 3,735 current hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19.
Test results for more than 39,500 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight, on Sunday, August 30. On August 30, 5.52 percent of new cases** tested positive.
To date, there are a total of 623,471 Florida cases*** with 11,187 deaths related to COVID-19.
Since August 30, the death of sixty-eight Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Broward, Dade, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Marion, Martin, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties.