TAMPA (WFLA) – The Florida Dept. of Health reported over 2,500 more positive cases of COVID-19 Saturday, the largest single day spike of cases since the department started counting.
New numbers released by state health officials Saturday morning show the state has a total of 73,552 cases, up 2,581 since Friday.
Florida has seen an increase of over 1,000 cases of coronavirus in 10 of the last 11 days. This is the largest spike and first 2,000-plus case count in a single day since the health department began reporting the cases.
The percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 5 percent, FDOH says.
The death toll increased to 2,925 Saturday, as 48 additional deaths were reported. Hospitalizations across the state sit at 11,874.
Over two million people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the United States and the country has seen over 114,800 deaths.
Worldwide, over 7.6 million cases have been reported. There have been over 426,000 global deaths.
Here is a county-by-county breakdown of cases across Tampa Bay as of Saturday:
Total Cases: 3,442
Total Cases: 2,051
Total Cases: 718
Total Cases: 1,343
Total Cases: 489
Total Cases: 1,401
Total Cases: 129
Total Cases: 168
Total Cases: 140
Total Cases: 185
For more information on coronavirus in Florida, visit the live DOH Dashboard here.
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