TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida health officials reported fewer than 2,000 new cases of coronavirus Monday. While it was after a slower weekend of testing, it’s the fewest daily case increase since mid-June.
The state verified 1,885 new positive cases from Sunday testing.
Health officials reported a 5.52% 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, 8.03% were positive. The state counted 3,172 total positive results and 36,335 negatives. This includes people who have been tested previously and are getting retested.
The state reported 68 total virus fatalities in the latest update. 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.
The state has tallied a total of 623,471 infections, and 11,187 resident deaths since the pandemic began.
The state also reported 85 new COVID-related hospitalizations Monday. The total hospitalizations now stand at 38,495.
Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of cases in the Tampa Bay area:
Total Cases: 36,973
Total Cases: 19,782
Total Cases: 10,317
Total Cases: 7,146
Total Cases: 16,953
Total Cases: 7,997
Total Cases: 2,598
Total Cases: 1,816
Total Cases: 2,088
Total Cases: 1,090
The state has more information on coronavirus in Florida on its live DOH Dashboard.
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