Florida coronavirus: State reports 3,406 new cases, 22 new deaths

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health added a total of 3,406 new coronavirus cases in Saturday’s report, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the state to 2,308,266.

On Friday, over 47,000 people received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Florida Department of Health.

New cases reported (2,308,266 total since start of pandemic):

  • Saturday: 3,406
  • Friday: 2,371
  • Thursday: 2,893
  • Wednesday: 2,811
  • Tuesday: 2,805

Percent positive:

The latest report from the Florida Department of Health shows the state received 111,789 PCR or antigen lab results from across the state on Friday. Of those tests, the state says 4.69% were positive.

  • Friday: 4.69%
  • Thursday: 5.51%
  • Wednesday: 4.86%
  • Tuesday: 5.28%
  • Monday: 5.86%

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 3.55% 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: 3.55%
  • Thursday: 4.55%
  • Wednesday: 3.92%
  • Tuesday: 4.16%
  • Monday: 4.56%

New Florida resident deaths (36,463 total since start of pandemic):

Health officials reported 22 new coronavirus deaths among Florida residents in Saturday’s report, increasing the total number of Floridians who have died during the pandemic to 36,463. The total of non-resident deaths is 731.

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: 22
  • Friday: 94
  • Thursday: 76
  • Wednesday: 44
  • Tuesday: 94

New hospitalizations (94,080 cumulative since pandemic began):

  • Saturday: 115
  • Friday: 150
  • Thursday: 217
  • Wednesday: 210
  • Tuesday: 240

COVID-19 vaccinations administered:

A total of 9,963,783 people have been vaccinated in Florida. Of those, 7,188,232 have received their full two-dose series, and 735,668 completed one-dose series of the vaccine, while 2,039,883 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: 47,622
  • Friday: 102,424
  • Thursday: 64,011
  • Wednesday: 78,513
  • Tuesday: 62,816

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

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Total Cases: 141,599
Deaths: 1,802

PINELLAS COUNTY

Total Cases: 80,986
Deaths: 1,656

SARASOTA COUNTY

Total Cases: 33,428
Deaths: 834

MANATEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 39,570
Deaths: 684

PASCO COUNTY

Total Cases: 42,452
Deaths: 778

POLK COUNTY

Total Cases: 70,419
Deaths: 1,362

HERNANDO COUNTY

Total Cases: 14,402
Deaths: 476

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Total Cases: 8,724
Deaths: 363

CITRUS COUNTY

Total Cases: 11,294
Deaths: 460

HARDEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 3,240
Deaths: 45

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

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