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UPDATED: COVID-19 Cases Rise; State Releases Data on Children with Syndrome

Cases of the coronavirus continue to rise in Florida as the state’s businesses and attractions gradually reopen.

On Sunday, the Department of Health reported 2,016 new cases and six more deaths, including three in Miami-Dade and one in Palm Beach County.

The state has confirmed a total of 75,568 positive cases since the outbreak started.

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that he does not think the state’s gradual reopening is connected to the increase in cases.

“What we’re seeing is of the people that are testing positive way more are in the (age) 25 to 45 than was happening two months ago,” according to DeSantis. “The clinical consequences of them testing positive is usually very, very modest because they are not in the high-risk groups.”

As of Saturday, Florida has tested over 1.4 million people, with about 5.4 percent testing positive, according to the Department of Health.

Palm Beach County: 8,833 cases

426 deaths
Men: 4,365; Women: 4,344
1,428 hospitalizations
508 new reported cases since Saturday
1 new reported death since Saturday

Broward County: 8,928 cases

357 deaths
Men: 4,290, Women: 4,384
1,737 hospitalizations
64 new reported cases since Saturday
0 new reported deaths since Saturday

Miami-Dade County: 21,917 cases

825 deaths
Men: 10,753, Women: 10,714
3,464 hospitalizations
284 new reported cases since Saturday
3 new reported deaths since Saturday

Testing in Florida:

Total Tests: 1,409,992
Positive: 75,568
Negative: 1,334,424
Overall Percentage of Positive Cases: 5.4%

In addition, the Department of Health on Friday released information on children with Multi Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) connected to COVID-19 for the first time.

A 2-year-old boy from Palm Beach County is among those infected, as are several other children in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

MIS-C is a complication of the coronavirus in children. Its symptoms include high fevers, abdominal pain, headaches and rashes on the skin.