Florida coronavirus: State adds 8,109 cases, 212 deaths

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida recorded another 8,109 coronavirus cases and 212 more fatalities on Wednesday.

The death toll stands at 8,898, including 8,765 Floridians and 133 non-Florida residents. The state’s report does not mention the exact date of death, therefore the deaths announced Wednesday may not be from the past 24 hours.

Statewide, a total of 550,901 people have tested positive for the virus, up 8,109 from Tuesday. The increase in cases is higher than yesterday when the state reported 5,831 new cases.

The state has tallied under 10,000 cases for 18 consecutive days. Florida had a record 15,300 new cases on July 12. The deadliest day was July 31 when the state recorded 257 deaths.

A total of 31,947 people have been hospitalized in Florida with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19.

Of the test results received Tuesday, 16.5% were positive. The state counted 13,395 positive results and 67,802 negative test results. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.

The percent positivity for new cases was 11.89% on Tuesday. 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 104,632 cases in that age group, 19% of the state’s total. Of those cases, 1,908 have been hospitalized and 60 have died.

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

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Total Cases:  33,198
Deaths: 426

PINELLAS COUNTY

Total Cases:  18,217
Deaths: 522

MANATEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 9,468
Deaths: 242

SARASOTA COUNTY

Total Cases: 6,394
Deaths: 166

POLK COUNTY

Total Cases: 14,812
Deaths: 334

PASCO COUNTY

Total Cases: 7,213
Deaths: 136

HERNANDO COUNTY

Total Cases: 2,106
Deaths: 53

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Total Cases: 1,501
Deaths: 37

CITRUS COUNTY

Total Cases: 1,614
Deaths: 38

HARDEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 992
Deaths: 8

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

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