Florida coronavirus: State reports 3,319 new cases, 56 new deaths

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health added a total of 3,319 new coronavirus cases in Saturday’s report, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the state to 2,289,522.

On Friday, over 56,000 people received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Florida Department of Health.

New cases reported (2,289,522 total since start of pandemic):

  • Saturday: 3,319
  • Friday: 3,590
  • Thursday: 4,064
  • Wednesday: 3,184
  • Tuesday: 3,263

Percent positive:

The latest report from the Florida Department of Health shows the state received 89,356 PCR or antigen lab results from across the state on Friday. Of those tests, the state says 5.82% were positive.

  • Friday: 5.82%
  • Thursday: 5.24%
  • Wednesday: 5.56%
  • Tuesday: 5.73%
  • Monday: 6.51%

Percent positive includes people who have been tested multiple times for the virus but a person is only counted once each day, even if multiple results are received for them.

Percent positivity: 

The percent positivity for new cases was 4.41% on Friday. 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.

  • Friday: 4.41%
  • Thursday: 4.15%
  • Wednesday: 4.41%
  • Tuesday: 4.55%
  • Monday: 5.00%

New Florida resident deaths (36,056 total since start of pandemic):

Health officials reported 56 new coronavirus deaths among Florida residents in Saturday’s report, increasing the total number of Floridians who have died during the pandemic to 36,056. The total of non-resident deaths is 720.

The daily report from the health department does not provide the exact date of each death, which means the deaths reported may not be from the past 24 hours. It can sometimes take weeks for fatalities to be logged.

  • Saturday: 56
  • Friday: 71
  • Thursday: 47
  • Wednesday: 51
  • Tuesday: 42

New hospitalizations (93,056 cumulative since pandemic began):

  • Saturday: 163
  • Friday: 151
  • Thursday: 188
  • Wednesday: 206
  • Tuesday: 223

COVID-19 vaccinations administered:

A total of 9,538,110 people have been vaccinated in Florida. Of those, 6,822,178 have received their full two-dose series, and 676,623 completed one-dose series of the vaccine, while 2,039,309 have only received the first dose. The majority of those who have been vaccinated in Florida are in the 65 to 74 age group.

  • Saturday: 56,529
  • Friday: 44,994
  • Thursday: 39,335
  • Wednesday: 46,295
  • Tuesday: 39,558

Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of cases in the Tampa Bay area:

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Total Cases: 139,931
Deaths: 1,762

PINELLAS COUNTY

Total Cases: 80,459
Deaths: 1,639

SARASOTA COUNTY

Total Cases: 33,188
Deaths: 829

MANATEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 39,251
Deaths: 680

PASCO COUNTY

Total Cases: 42,063
Deaths: 768

POLK COUNTY

Total Cases: 69,778
Deaths: 1,343

HERNANDO COUNTY

Total Cases: 14,257
Deaths: 471

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Total Cases: 8,664
Deaths: 360

CITRUS COUNTY

Total Cases: 11,229
Deaths: 452

HARDEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 3,202
Deaths: 44

For more information on coronavirus in Florida, visit the live DOH Dashboard.

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