| The Daytona Beach News-Journal
The Florida Department of Health did not update its daily coronavirus dashboard Saturday, Oct. 10.
On Friday, Florida announced 118 new coronavirus deaths statewide, including four in Volusia County, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 15,186.
Florida has also reported a total of 186 non-resident coronavirus deaths. Those numbers are not included in the state’s daily update.
The lack of information follows an email Gannett papers in Florida sent to the DOH Friday morning requesting an explanation regarding the discrepancies between the county-by-county report and the daily dashboard.
Additionally, the state report’s daily positivity rate has recently shown discrepancies. Yesterday’s report listed a daily positivity rate of 4.57% for Wednesday, but Friday’s report shows Wednesday’s positivity rate as 6.27%.
The state Department of Health announced 2,908 new Florida cases on Friday, bringing the total statewide to 728,921.
Of those cases, 720,001 were Florida residents and 8,920 were non-residents, according to the state.
The state reported a daily positivity rate, calculated by using the total number of people tested for the virus and the total number of people who have tested positive, of 4.95% Friday.
The overall positivity rate statewide was 13.19% on Friday, which exceeds the 10% target set nationwide to safely begin a phased-in reopening.
As of Friday, 45,675 Florida residents had been hospitalized with COVID-19 and a total of 5,525,411 had been tested for the virus.
The following numbers reflect Friday, Oct. 9.
New deaths: 4
Total deaths: 284
Number of deaths reported in October: 31
Total deaths of residents or staff of long-term care facilities: 148
New cases: 53
Total cases: 11,378
Number of new cases in October: 432
Total number of hospitalizations: 879
Number of current hospitalizations: 67
Daily positivity rate: 3.49%
Overall positivity rate: 11.39%
New deaths: 0
Total deaths: 31
Number of deaths reported in October: 5
Total deaths of residents or staff of long-term care facilities: 3
New cases: 26
Total cases: 1,838
Number of new cases in October: 95
Total number of hospitalizations: 154
Number of current hospitalizations: 7
Daily positivity rate: 2,70%
Overall positivity rate: 8.59%