TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida health officials reported fewer than 5,000 new cases of coronavirus for the tenth straight day Tuesday.
The state verified 2,673 new cases Tuesday. It’s the tenth day in a row the daily case count has been below 5,000. Among the new cases, health officials reported a 7.49% positivity rate, a 2% jump from Monday’s report and the first time we’ve been over 7% in a week.
Percent positivity for new cases is the number of people who test PCR (nose swabs) or antigen-positive for the first time divided by all the people tested that day.
Of all test results received Monday, 11.34% were positive. The state counted 4,937 positive results and 38,587 negatives. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.
The state reported 183 virus fatalities Tuesday. The report does not mention the exact date of death, therefore the deaths announced may not be from the past 24 hours. It can sometimes take weeks for fatalities to be logged.
The state has tallied a total of 605,502 infections and 10,580 resident deaths since the pandemic began.
Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of cases in the Tampa Bay area:
Total Cases: 35,802
Total Cases: 19,377
Total Cases: 10,132
Total Cases: 6,982
Total Cases: 16,331
Total Cases: 7,757
Total Cases: 2,459
Total Cases: 1,741
Total Cases: 1,975
Total Cases: 1,059
For more information on coronavirus in Florida, visit the live DOH Dashboard here.
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