Florida reports lowest rate of positive COVID-19 tests since early June

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health reported another 2,660 cases of COVID-19 statewide on Friday to bring the state’s total to 711,804 since the pandemic began.

The state also reported that Thursday’s positivity rate for new cases was 3.77% — the lowest daily rate the state has seen since June 8 when it reported a 3.71% positivity rate.

For 12 of the last 14 days, the state’s rate of positive COVID-19 tests has remained at or below 5% — a key threshold watched by state leaders.

Statewide, the health department reported 111 additional deaths Friday related to COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 14,730 in about seven months.

According to the state report, Duval County has now reported 419 deaths since the pandemic began. Clay County has reported 105 deaths and St. Johns County has reported 73 deaths.

As of Thursday morning, 23 people with the virus were

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