MIAMI (CBSMiami) – New cases of the coronavirus are surfacing every day in South Florida and the rest of the state.

Here are the latest numbers and information you need to know at-a-glance as of 2:30 p.m. on August 17, 2020.

FLORIDA: 576,094 confirmed cases

  • One-Day increase: 2,678
  • Total Florida Deaths: 9,674
  • New Deaths: 87 *(Reported in last 24 hours)
  • Resident Hospitalizations: 34,194
  • Total Tests: 4,259,573
  • Negative Test Results: 3,676,782
  • 14-Day Average Positivity Rate: 9.35%

MIAMI-DADE: 146,026 confirmed cases (largest number in the state)

  • One-Day Increase: 719
  • Total Deaths: 2,081
  • New Deaths: 24  *(Reported in last 24 hours)
  • Resident Hospitalizations: 6,738
  • Total Tests: 743,163
  • Negative: 595,936
  • 14-Day Average Positivity Rate: 13.05%

BROWARD: 66,826 confirmed cases

  • One-Day Increase: 379
  • Total Deaths: 1,013
  • New Deaths: 33 *(Reported in last 24 hours)
  • Resident Hospitalizations: 4,558
  • Total Tests: 462,633
  • Negative: 395,325
  • 14-Day Average Positivity Rate: 8.9%

MONROE: 1,643 confirmed cases

  • One-Day Increase: 10
  • Total Deaths: 13
  • New Deaths: 0  *(Reported in last 24 hours)
  • Resident Hospitalizations: 106
  • Total Tests: 14,713
  • Negative: 13,068
  • 14-Day Average Positivity Rate: 9.12%

These numbers are provided by the Florida Department of Health Dashboard.

UNITED STATES: 5,406,679 confirmed cases

  • Deaths: 170,067 (all states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico)

 AROUND THE WORLD: 21,716,177 confirmed cases

  • Deaths: 775,999



  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth and face
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick or exhibit symptoms
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow, not your hands
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze, then throw out the tissue and wash your hands
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Evaluate your travel plans as conditions warrant; you should rethink traveling to areas that are already under a travel advisory or areas that are experiencing an outbreak of coronavirus
  • Currently, there is no vaccine to protect against the coronavirus.


  • Mild to severe respiratory illness
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • For those with a weakened immune system, the elderly and the very young, there’s a chance the virus could cause a lower, and much more serious, respiratory tract illness like a pneumonia or bronchitis.
  • Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure

CLICK HERE to see an interactive dashboard showing real-time data of confirmed cases and deaths. Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering created a map that provides the most accurate international tracking of the outbreak of coronavirus, or COVID-19.

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