TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida has surpassed 532,000 total coronavirus cases on Sunday, according to the latest report from the health department.
The state reported an additional 6,229 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 532,806. Florida accounts for about 10% of the national total, which surpassed 5,000,000 cases Sunday.
The state’s death toll rose by 77 to 8,186. The deadliest day was July 31, when the state recorded 257 deaths.
There were also 254 new hospitalizations. Currently, the Agency for Health Care Administration is reporting 6,857 people are hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19. A total of 30,505 people have been hospitalized since the pandemic began.
Of the test results received Saturday, 12% were positive. The state counted 10,299 positive results and 75,044 negative test results. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.
The percent positivity for new cases was 8.46% on Saturday. 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 100,500 cases in that age group, 19% of the state’s total. Of those cases, 1,812 have been hospitalized and 55 have died.
Here is the county-by-county breakdown across Tampa Bay as of Sunday:
Total Cases: 32,587
Total Cases: 17,879
Total Cases: 6,231
Total Cases: 9,288
Total Cases: 14,301
Total Cases: 7,080
Total Cases: 2,022
Total Cases: 1,435
Total Cases: 1,539
Total Cases: 963
For more information on coronavirus in Florida, visit the live DOH Dashboard here.
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