Florida coronavirus: State reports 6,658 new cases, expect to hit 1 million total cases this week

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TAMPA (WFLA) – The state of Florida reported 6,658 coronavirus cases Monday and now sits at 999,319 cases since the start of the pandemic.

New cases reported:

  • Monday: 6,658
  • Sunday: 7,364
  • Saturday: 6,276
  • Friday: 17,344
  • Thursday: No Report

Percent positive:

The health department received 87,739 test results from labs across the state on Sunday. Of the results received, 11.00% were positive. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.

  • Sunday: 11.00%
  • Saturday: 10.06%
  • Friday: 8.98%
  • Thursday: 8.09%
  • Wednesday: 8.41%

Percent positivity: 

The percent positivity for new cases was 8.40% 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: 8.40%
  • Saturday: 7.85%
  • Friday: 7.14%
  • Thursday: 6.20%
  • Wednesday: 6.67%

Florida Resident Fatalities: 18,597 total

Florida reported 97 new virus fatalities among residents on Sunday. 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.

  • Monday: 97
  • Sunday: 58
  • Saturday: 79
  • Friday: 109
  • Thursday: No Report

Hospitalizations (54,864 since pandemic began):

  • Monday: 158
  • Sunday: 115
  • Saturday: 124
  • Friday: 334
  • Thursday: No Report

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

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Total Cases: 58,293
Deaths: 932

PINELLAS COUNTY

Total Cases: 33,058
Deaths: 902

SARASOTA COUNTY

Total Cases: 13,763
Deaths: 389

MANATEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 16,860
Deaths: 374

PASCO COUNTY

Total Cases: 14,899
Deaths: 276

POLK COUNTY

Total Cases: 27,611
Deaths: 678

HERNANDO COUNTY

Total Cases: 5,005
Deaths: 216

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Total Cases: 3,780
Deaths: 146

CITRUS COUNTY

Total Cases: 4,753
Deaths: 171

HARDEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 1,765
Deaths: 18

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

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