TAMPA (WFLA) — Florida has surpassed 5,000 coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest report from the Florida Department of Health.
The state reported 10,347 new cases on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in Florida since the beginning of the pandemic to 360,394.
Monday’s daily coronavirus report, which reflects Sunday’s data, shows 90 new deaths were recorded, bringing the death count to 5,072 Floridians.
Florida hospitals took in an additional 292 patients on Sunday. There have been a total of 1,438 new hospitalizations in the last five days.
As of noon Monday, there are 9,513 people hospitalized throughout the state with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19.
The state last week deployed its first mobile hospital unit in response to the coronavirus pandemic to Winter Haven Hospital. Health officials in Manatee County also told 8 On Your Side their hospitals were hitting capacity and staffing was a “dire situation.”Gov. Ron DeSantis previously announced 2,000 additional contracted nurses would be spread throughout the state to respond to the virus outbreak.
The health department says it received a total of 78,993 test results from labs across the state on Sunday, including people who have been tested more than once. For example, that would include people who tested positive and were tested again later to check if they were still infected.
Of the test results received Sunday, 18.15% were positive. The state says there were 64,656 negative results and 14,337 positives.
The percent positivity for new cases is 14.74%. 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. That does not include people who already tested positive once and have been re-tested to see if they’re still infected.
Floridians in the 25 to 34 age group account for the largest percentage of cases throughout the state. There are 71,877 confirmed cases in that age group, which is 20% of the state’s total.
Here is the county-by-county breakdown across Tampa Bay as of Sunday:
Total Cases: 24,021
Total Cases: 13,604
Total Cases: 4,290
Total Cases: 6,665
Total Cases: 9,838
Total Cases: 5,024
Total Cases: 1,195
Total Cases: 775
Total Cases: 853
Total Cases: 704
For more information on coronavirus in Florida, visit the live DOH Dashboard here.
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