TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida health officials reported fewer than 5,000 new cases of coronavirus for the thirteenth straight day Friday.
The state verified 3,815 new cases Friday. Among the new cases, health officials reported a 5.73% 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 Thursday, 8.49% were positive. The state counted 6,398 positive results and 68,972 negatives. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.
The state reported 89 total virus fatalities Friday. 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 615,806 infections, and 10,957 resident and 142 non-Florida resident deaths since the pandemic began.
On Friday, the state also reported 311 new COVID-related hospitalizations. The total hospitalizations now stand at 38,029.
Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of cases in the Tampa Bay area:
Total Cases: 36,574
Total Cases: 19,740
Total Cases: 10,340
Total Cases: 7,136
Total Cases: 16,692
Total Cases: 7,949
Total Cases: 2,516
Total Cases: 1,795
Total Cases: 2,054
Total Cases: 1,083
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