Florida coronavirus: State reports 3,590 new cases, 71 new deaths


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health added a total of 3,590 new coronavirus cases in Friday’s report, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the state to 2,286,203.

On Thursday, over 44,000 people received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Florida Department of Health.

New cases reported (2,286,203 total since start of pandemic):

  • Friday: 3,590
  • Thursday: 4,064
  • Wednesday: 3,184
  • Tuesday: 3,263
  • Monday: 2,296

Percent positive:

The latest report from the Florida Department of Health shows the state received 104,141 PCR or antigen lab results from across the state on Thursday. Of those tests, the state says 5.56% were positive.

  • Thursday: 5.24%
  • Wednesday: 5.56%
  • Tuesday: 5.73%
  • Monday: 6.51%
  • Sunday: 7.31%

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 4.41% on Thursday. 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.

  • Thursday: 4.15%
  • Wednesday: 4.41%
  • Tuesday: 4.55%
  • Monday: 5.00%
  • Sunday: 5.01%

New Florida resident deaths (36,000 total since start of pandemic):

Health officials reported 71 new coronavirus deaths among Florida residents in Tuesday’s report, increasing the total number of Floridians who have died during the pandemic to 36,000. The total of non-resident deaths is 719.

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.

  • Friday: 71
  • Thursday: 47
  • Wednesday: 51
  • Tuesday: 42
  • Monday: 58

New hospitalizations (92,893 cumulative since pandemic began):

  • Friday: 151
  • Thursday: 188
  • Wednesday: 206
  • Tuesday: 223
  • Monday: 39

COVID-19 vaccinations administered:

A total of 9,481,581 people have been vaccinated in Florida. Of those, 6,747,371 have received their full two-dose series, and 667,764 completed one-dose series of the vaccine, while 2,066,466 have only received the first dose. The majority of those who have been vaccinated in Florida are in the 65 to 74 age group.

  • Friday: 44,994
  • Thursday: 39,335
  • Wednesday: 46,295
  • Tuesday: 39,558
  • Monday: 45,583

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


Total Cases: 139,629
Deaths: 1,757


Total Cases: 80,352
Deaths: 1,639


Total Cases: 33,155
Deaths: 828


Total Cases: 39,183
Deaths: 679


Total Cases: 41,998
Deaths: 768


Total Cases: 69,676
Deaths: 1,340


Total Cases: 14,226
Deaths: 470


Total Cases: 8,649
Deaths: 358


Total Cases: 11,245
Deaths: 451


Total Cases: 3,194
Deaths: 44

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

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