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Florida coronavirus: State adds 4,044 new cases, highest single-day rise since August

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TAMPA (WFLA) — The Florida Department of Health reported an additional 4,044 cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, the highest single-day rise in infections since August, and the first time the state has surpassed 4,000 new cases since Aug. 22, when the state reported 4,311 new cases.

There were 87 additional deaths and 114 more hospitalizations in Saturday’s report. The resident death toll stands at 15,917, and 201 non-residents have died.

Cases reported:

  • Saturday: 4,044
  • Friday: 3,449
  • Thursday: 3,356
  • Wednesday: 2,883
  • Tuesday: 2,725

Percent positive: 6.39%

The health department says it received 83,567 test results from labs across the state on Friday. Of all the test results received, 6.39% were positive. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.

  • Friday: 6.39%
  • Thursday: 5.32%
  • Wednesday: 6.70%
  • Tuesday: 6.65%
  • Monday: 6.26%
  • Sunday: 5.17%

Percent positivity: 5.21%

The percent positivity for new cases was 5.21% on Friday. 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.

  • Friday: 5.21%
  • Thursday: 4.38%
  • Wednesday: 5.20%
  • Tuesday: 4.94%
  • Monday: 4.99%

Florida Resident Fatalities (15,917):

The state reported 87 new Florida-resident virus fatalities on Friday. The state now has a total of 15,917 coronavirus-related deaths, with 201 non-Florida resident deaths also reported. 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.

  • Saturday: 87
  • Friday: 94
  • Thursday: 141
  • Wednesday: 64
  • Tuesday: 119

Hospitalizations (46,976 since pandemic began):

  • Saturday: 114
  • Friday: 169
  • Thursday: 211
  • Wednesday: 257
  • Tuesday: 210

Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of cases in the Tampa Bay area:

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Total Cases: 45,275
Deaths: 745

PINELLAS COUNTY

Total Cases: 23,982
Deaths: 798

SARASOTA COUNTY

Total Cases: 8,969
Deaths: 309

MANATEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 12,488
Deaths: 319

PASCO COUNTY

Total Cases: 10,169
Deaths: 223

POLK COUNTY

Total Cases: 21,713
Deaths: 582

HERNANDO COUNTY

Total Cases: 3,425
Deaths: 154

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Total Cases: 2,431
Deaths: 102

CITRUS COUNTY

Total Cases: 3,030
Deaths: 126

HARDEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 1,524
Deaths: 11

For more information on coronavirus in Florida, visit the live DOH Dashboard.

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