TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Florida Department of Health reported 2,564 new cases of coronavirus Sunday morning.
The new case count brings the total number of cases to 646,431.
The health department received 56,786 test results from labs across the state Saturday. Of the test results received, 6.64% were positive. The state says there were 53,018 negative results and 3,768 positives. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.
The percent positivity for new cases was 5.06% on Saturday. 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.
The state reported 38 total Florida-resident 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 Florida-resident death toll now stands at 11,849.
Florida also reported 112 new COVID-related hospitalizations. The total hospitalizations now stand at 40,024.
Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of cases in the Tampa Bay area:
Total Cases: 38,242
Total Cases: 20,277
Total Cases: 10,546
Total Cases: 7,347
Total Cases: 17,737
Total Cases: 8,260
Total Cases: 2,770
Total Cases: 1,900
Total Cases: 2,307
Total Cases: 1,159
For more information on coronavirus in Florida, visit the live DOH Dashboard here.
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