Coming off its deadliest week in terms of reported coronavirus fatalities, Florida added another 73 to bring its resident death toll to 7,157.
Reported positive cases of COVID-19, though, declined to under 5,000 for the first time since June 23 with the state adding 4,752 cases for a total to date of 491,884.
When state health officials report a death in the daily update, the number encompasses several days, with actual days of death occurring weeks prior in some cases. The state maintains a chart of actual days of death on its COVID-19 dashboard showing the deadliest day as July 17 with 146 fatalities, but also more than 100 deaths each day between July 7-27.
Another 122 non-Florida residents have died because of COVID-19, making the overall toll 7,279.