The number of newly reported coronavirus cases grew by more than 3,800 people on Friday, down from peaks averaging nearly 12,000 cases daily in mid-July.
The Florida Department of Health reported the Sunshine State having 615,806 total coronavirus cases.
Florida reported 89 new deaths on Friday and an overall total of 11,099 deaths. That brought the average daily reported deaths over the past week to 114, the lowest level in more than a month. Florida’s average daily reported deaths were third in the country behind Texas at 182 and California at 123.
The positivity rate in testing in Florida has averaged below 10% over the past week.
The number of people being treated in Florida hospitals for COVID-19 has been declining since highs of more than 9,500 cases on July 23. The number of patients Friday morning stood at 3,995, according to a state hospital census posted online.
Florida continues a downward trend in virus cases since July