Hospitalization numbers rise sharply as Florida adds 6,587 new COVID-19 cases

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Vehicles line up as a health care workers help to check in people being tested at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. - DAVID SANTIAGO/Miami Herald/TNS

MIAMI — The state of Florida’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 6,587 new cases and 61 deaths, while current hospitalizations shot up 217 in one day.

Sunday’s announced case total breaks a run of five consecutive days over 7,000 new cases for the state, although Sunday numbers usually have been lower throughout the pandemic. There’s usually less data collection and entry over the weekend.

For the coronavirus pandemic, Florida has had 938,414 total cases, 17,991 resident deaths and 18,213 total deaths.

SOUTH FLORIDA’S CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES, DEATHS

— Miami-Dade County reported 1,746 more people who tested positive and 13 more COVID-19 deaths, putting its pandemic totals at, respectively, 214,943 cases and 3,766 deaths.

— Broward County reported another 771 cases and eight deaths, moving its totals to 101,059 cases and 1,626 deaths.

— Palm Beach County reported 471 new cases (61,776 for the pandemic), but zero deaths (1,648).

— Monroe County reported 21 new cases and one death. Pandemic totals in the Keys are 3,114 cases and 27 deaths.

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Vehicles line up as a health care worker helps to check in people being tested at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. - DAVID SANTIAGO/Miami Herald/TNS
Vehicles line up as a health care workers help to check in people being tested at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. - DAVID SANTIAGO/Miami Herald/TNS
Vehicles line up as a health care workers help to check in people being tested at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. - DAVID SANTIAGO/Miami Herald/TNS
Vehicles line up as a health care workers help to check in people being tested at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. - DAVID SANTIAGO/Miami Herald/TNS
Vehicles line up as a health care worker helps to check in people being tested at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. - DAVID SANTIAGO/Miami Herald/TNS
Vehicles line up as a health care workers help to check in people being tested at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. - DAVID SANTIAGO/Miami Herald/TNS
Vehicles line up as a health care worker helps to check in people being tested at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. - DAVID SANTIAGO/Miami Herald/TNS
Vehicles line up as a health care workers help to check in people being tested at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. - DAVID SANTIAGO/Miami Herald/TNS
Vehicles line up as a health care workers help to check in people being tested at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. - DAVID SANTIAGO/Miami Herald/TNS