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Florida coronavirus: State reports 3,356 new cases as overall total nears 745K

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TAMPA (WFLA) — The Florida Department of Health reported 3,356 new cases of coronavirus Thursday in addition to 141 additional deaths and 211 more hospital admissions.

There are now 744,988 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.

Cases reported:

  • Thursday: 3,356
  • Wednesday: 2,883
  • Tuesday: 2,725
  • Monday: 1,533
  • Sunday: 5,570

Percent positive: 6.70%

The health department says it received 69,935 test results from labs across the state on Wednesday. Of all the test results received, 6.70% were positive. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.

  • Wednesday: 6.70%
  • Tuesday: 6.65%
  • Monday: 6.26%
  • Sunday: 5.17%
  • Saturday: 4.44%

Percent positivity: 5.20%

The percent positivity for new cases was 5.20% on Wednesday. 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.

  • Wednesday: 5.20%
  • Tuesday: 4.94%
  • Monday: 4.99%
  • Sunday: 4.28%
  • Saturday: 3.47%

Florida Resident Fatalities (15,736):

The state reported 141 new Florida-resident virus fatalities on Thursday. 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.

  • Thursday: 141
  • Wednesday: 64
  • Tuesday: 119
  • Monday: 48
  • Sunday: 178

Hospitalizations (46,693 since pandemic began):

  • Thursday: 211
  • Wednesday: 257
  • Tuesday: 210
  • Monday: 91
  • Sunday: 249

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

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Total Cases: 44,811
Deaths: 734

PINELLAS COUNTY

Total Cases: 23,623
Deaths: 792

SARASOTA COUNTY

Total Cases: 8,841
Deaths: 301

MANATEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 12,304
Deaths: 316

PASCO COUNTY

Total Cases: 10,054
Deaths: 221

POLK COUNTY

Total Cases: 21,456
Deaths: 569

HERNANDO COUNTY

Total Cases: 3,359
Deaths: 151

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Total Cases: 2,406
Deaths: 100

CITRUS COUNTY

Total Cases: 2,988
Deaths: 124

HARDEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 1,504
Deaths: 11

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

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