Florida Reports Another 12.6K Cases, Surge Unabated

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Florida reported another 12,624 coronavirus cases Monday bringing the statewide total to 282,435. Another 35 fatalities were also reported bringing the death toll to 4,277.

The numbers mark a single-day decrease from the record shattering 15,300 new cases Florida had reported on Sunday, but it is still the second-highest single day increase in the state since the pandemic began. Overall state positivity rate now at 10.6% based on all tests to date. The percent positivity for new cases reported Monday was 11.5%.

Because of the increase in cases and the positivity rate, doctors have predicted a rise in deaths, saying the mortality rate usually increases two to four weeks later as some of those infected get sicker and eventually die.