Florida coronavirus: State reports 3,480 new cases, 36 new deaths


TAMPA (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health added a total of 3,480 new coronavirus cases in Monday’s report, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the state to 2,085,306.

New cases reported (2,085,306 total since start of pandemic):

  • Monday: 3,480
  • Sunday: 4,794
  • Saturday: 6,017
  • Friday: 6,490
  • Thursday: 6,790

Percent positive:

The latest report from the Florida Department of Health shows the state received 57,654 PCR or antigen lab results from across the state on Sunday. Of those tests, the state says 10.09% were positive.

  • Sunday: 10.09%
  • Saturday: 9.29%
  • Friday: 7.93%
  • Thursday: 7.33%
  • Wednesday: 7.80%

Percent positive includes people who have been tested multiple times for the virus but a person is only counted once each day, even if multiple results are received for them.

Percent positivity: 

The percent positivity for new cases was 7.37% on Sunday. 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.

  • Sunday: 7.37%
  • Saturday: 7.02%
  • Friday: 6.31%
  • Thursday: 6.10%
  • Wednesday: 6.41%

New Florida resident deaths (33,710 total since start of pandemic):

Health officials reported 36 new coronavirus deaths among Florida residents in Monday’s report, increasing the total number of Floridians who have died during the pandemic to 33,710. The total of non-resident deaths is 654.

The daily report from the health department does not provide the exact date of each death, which means the deaths reported may not be from the past 24 hours. It can sometimes take weeks for fatalities to be logged.

  • Monday: 36
  • Sunday: 22
  • Saturday: 66
  • Friday: 92
  • Thursday: 69

New hospitalizations (85,800 cumulative since pandemic began):

  • Monday: 52
  • Sunday: 70
  • Saturday: 140
  • Friday: 165
  • Thursday: 176

COVID-19 vaccinations administered:

A total of 6,299,638 people have been vaccinated in Florida. Of those, 3,395,313 have received their full two-dose series, and 265,567 completed one-dose series of the vaccine, while 2,638,758 have only received the first dose. The majority of those who have been vaccinated in Florida are in the 65 to 74 age group.

  • Sunday:
  • Saturday: 91,638
  • Friday: 116,966
  • Thursday: 111,573
  • Wednesday: 107,721
  • Tuesday: 110,430

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


Total Cases: 123,770
Deaths: 1,621


Total Cases: 73,429
Deaths: 1,560


Total Cases: 29,846
Deaths: 791


Total Cases: 35,280
Deaths: 636


Total Cases: 37,013
Deaths: 697


Total Cases: 61,995
Deaths: 1,267


Total Cases: 12,610
Deaths: 443


Total Cases: 7,766
Deaths: 323


Total Cases: 10,413
Deaths: 433


Total Cases: 2,924
Deaths: 39

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

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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