Florida reports 5,570 new COVID-19 cases, 178 more deaths

Posted at 12:56 PM, Oct 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-11 12:56:52-04

The Florida Department of Health reported 5,570 new cases of COVID-19 and 178 more deaths on Sunday.

The spike in cases reflects two days of cases instead of one due to the department delaying its report on Saturday.

Officials delayed the report because the department received approximately 400,000 previously reported COVID-19 test results from Helix Laboratory, a private lab not affiliated with the state, on Friday.

The department released a statement saying the massive data and the need to de-duplicate hundreds of thousands of results prevented the department from processing those results.

The Department of Health said this is not related to notifying people of their results.

The total number of COVID-19 cases is now 734,491, and 15,364 deaths.