Florida reports 3,377 new COVID-19 cases as discussions continue on second round of stimulus checks

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ORLANDO, Floride – As Floridians anxiously await to see if they will receive a second round of stimulus checks, the state reported 3,377 new COVID-19 cases as well as 20 more deaths on Monday.

Bloomberg reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will hold a call at 2 p.m. Monday to determine if a deal can be reached in time for election day.

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Leaders on both sides accused each other of blocking negotiations over what would be included in the bill with the direct payments of $ 1,200 to most Americans.

Internationally, new COVID-19 infections are surging across Europe with Dr Jean-François Delfraissy, head of the French government’s virus advisory body, saying the country has “lost control of the epidemic ”.

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Patients infected with the virus now occupy more than half of intensive care units in France and some doctors are calling for stricter restrictions after a new record jump in confirmed infections.

Below is a breakdown of the most recent data provided by the Department of Health.

Case

The Florida Department of Health reported 3,377 new cases on Monday, bringing the state’s overall total to 782,013 cases since March.

Death

The Florida Department of Health reported on Monday that 20 people had recently died from COVID-19. According to Monday’s coronavirus report, 16,652 deaths in the state have been linked to the coronavirus, a number that includes 203 deaths of non-residents in Florida.

State health officials have always maintained that deaths from the virus are often slow to be reported to FDOH, with some deaths going unreported for a month or more. Last week, the state’s surgeon general announced that a further investigation into the reporting of COVID-19 deaths was underway.

Hospitalizations

Currently, 2,251 people with the virus are hospitalized in Florida, according to the National Agency for Health Care Administration, a slight increase from more than 30 patients in the past 24 hours. Over the past three days, the AHCA dashboard has shown an increase in current hospitalizations with COVID-19.

The state reported 74 new hospitalizations on Monday, meaning the state recorded a total of 48,281 patients admitted to a hospital since March due to COVID-19.

Positivity rate

The percentage of positive results ranged from 4.52% to 5.11% over the past seven days and was 5.91% for tests reported on Monday.

Nearly six million people have been tested in Florida for the virus.

If you are having trouble viewing the dashboard on mobile, click here.

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of Central Florida for COVID-19 for October 26.

County Case New cases Hospitalizations New hospitalizations Death New deaths
Brevard 11 083 28 993 16 366 0
Flagler 2 085 9 168 1 37 0
Lac 8 479 34 714 0 225 0
Marion 10 706 12 1 048 1 347 2
Orange 45 242 200 1 564 3 546 0
Osceola 13 978 73 775 1 197 3
Polk 22 634 183 2 354 0 614 -1
Seminole 10 094 50 735 0 237 1
Sumter 2 855 6 280 1 84 0
Volusia 12 520 67 942 1 316 0

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