Florida coronavirus: State reports 9,068 new cases, 64 new deaths


TAMPA (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health added a total of 9,068 new coronavirus cases in Tuesday’s report, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the state to 2,134,914.

On Tuesday, over 158,000 people received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Florida Department of Health.

New cases reported (2,134,914 total since start of pandemic):

  • Tuesday: 9,068
  • Monday: 1,613
  • Sunday: 5,520
  • Saturday: 6,906
  • Friday: 7,121

Percent positive:

The latest report from the Florida Department of Health shows the state received 135,511 PCR or antigen lab results from across the state on Monday. Of those tests, the state says 10.44% were positive.

  • Monday: 10.44%
  • Sunday: 10.42%
  • Saturday: 9.79%
  • Friday: 8.54%
  • Thursday: 7.86%

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 8.16% on Monday. 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.

  • Monday: 8.16%
  • Sunday: 8.00%
  • Saturday: 7.65%
  • Friday: 6.94%
  • Thursday: 6.51%

New Florida resident deaths (34,120 total since start of pandemic):

Health officials reported 64 new coronavirus deaths among Florida residents in Tuesday’s report, increasing the total number of Floridians who have died during the pandemic to 34,120. The total of non-resident deaths is 664.

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.

  • Tuesday: 64
  • Monday: 35
  • Sunday: 7
  • Saturday: 46
  • Friday: 62

New hospitalizations (87,287 cumulative since pandemic began):

  • Tuesday: 263
  • Monday: 55
  • Sunday: 75
  • Saturday: 188
  • Friday: 207

COVID-19 vaccinations administered:

A total of 7,449,475 people have been vaccinated in Florida. Of those, 4,055,668 have received their full two-dose series, and 510,247 completed one-dose series of the vaccine, while 2,883,560 have only received the first dose. The majority of those who have been vaccinated in Florida are in the 65 to 74 age group.

  • Tuesday: 158,055
  • Monday: 77,627
  • Saturday: 109,909
  • Friday: 161,479
  • Thursday: 155,944
  • Wednesday: 156,354

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


Total Cases: 127,392
Deaths: 1,645


Total Cases: 75,419
Deaths: 1,570


Total Cases: 30,720
Deaths: 804


Total Cases: 36,195
Deaths: 645


Total Cases: 38,199
Deaths: 713


Total Cases: 63,633
Deaths: 1,275


Total Cases: 12,912
Deaths: 447


Total Cases: 7,960
Deaths: 331


Total Cases: 10,564
Deaths: 432


Total Cases: 2,977
Deaths: 42

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

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