TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida health officials reported a relatively low case count and positivity rate Monday morning following a weekend of testing.
Florida verified 2,258 new cases Monday, the fewest in over two months (June 15). It’s the ninth day in a row the daily case count has been below 5,000. Among the new cases, health officials reported a 5.20% positivity rate.
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.
Of all test results received Sunday, 8.28% were positive. The state counted 3,776 positive results and 41,827 negatives. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.
The state reported 72 virus fatalities on Sunday. The report does not mention the exact date of death, therefore the deaths announced Monday may not be from the past 24 hours. It can sometimes take weeks for fatalities to be logged.
The state has tallied a total of 602,829 infections and 10,397 resident deaths since the pandemic began.
Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of cases in the Tampa Bay area:
Total Cases: 35,660
Total Cases: 19,334
Total Cases: 10,100
Total Cases: 6,956
Total Cases: 16,266
Total Cases: 7,727
Total Cases: 2,432
Total Cases: 1,734
Total Cases: 1,965
Total Cases: 1,057
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