FORT LAUDERDALE — Florida reported 202 new COVID-19 deaths, which is the highest daily increase in about three weeks.
But the numbers released Wednesday morning reflect a lag time in the reporting of deaths over several days and follows the three-day Labor Day weekend.
The new update brings the average daily reported deaths over the past week to 88. That figure has generally been on a downward trend over the past month, since a high seven-day average of 185 on Aug. 5. The overall deaths in Florida stand at 12,269.
The number of people being treated for the coronavirus in hospitals continues to follow a downward trend.