Florida coronavirus: State reports 6,323 new cases, 74 new deaths

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TAMPA (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health added a total of 6,323 new coronavirus cases in Saturday’s report, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the state to 2,162,067.

On Saturday, over 110,000 people received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Florida Department of Health.

New cases reported (2,162,067 total since start of pandemic):

  • Saturday: 6,323
  • Friday: 7,296
  • Thursday: 6,762
  • Wednesday: 6,772
  • Tuesday: 9,068

Percent positive:

The latest report from the Florida Department of Health shows the state received 111,299 PCR or antigen lab results from across the state on Friday. Of those tests, the state says 8.73% were positive.

  • Friday: 8.73%
  • Thursday: 8.53%
  • Wednesday: 7.90%
  • Tuesday: 8.94%
  • Monday: 10.44%

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 6.88% 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: 6.88%
  • Thursday: 6.83%
  • Wednesday: 6.66%
  • Tuesday: 7.44
  • Monday: 8.16%

New Florida resident deaths (34,404 total since start of pandemic):

Health officials reported 74 new coronavirus deaths among Florida residents in Friday’s report, increasing the total number of Floridians who have died during the pandemic to 34,404. The total of non-resident deaths is 670.

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.

  • Friday: 74
  • Thursday: 92
  • Wednesday: 74
  • Tuesday: 64
  • Monday: 35

New hospitalizations (88,130 cumulative since pandemic began):

  • Saturday: 187
  • Friday: 201
  • Thursday: 219
  • Wednesday: 236
  • Tuesday: 263

COVID-19 vaccinations administered:

A total of 7,934,016 people have been vaccinated in Florida. Of those, 4,486,166 have received their full two-dose series, and 526,166 completed one-dose series of the vaccine, while 2,921,684 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: 110,157
  • Friday: 123,984
  • Thursday: 115,139
  • Wednesday: 135,261
  • Tuesday: 158,055

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

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Total Cases: 129,549
Deaths: 1,659

PINELLAS COUNTY

Total Cases: 76,425
Deaths: 1,578

SARASOTA COUNTY

Total Cases: 31,236
Deaths: 805

MANATEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 36,768
Deaths: 650

PASCO COUNTY

Total Cases: 38,883
Deaths: 719

POLK COUNTY

Total Cases: 64,706
Deaths: 1,283

HERNANDO COUNTY

Total Cases: 13,137
Deaths: 448

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Total Cases: 8,098
Deaths: 335

CITRUS COUNTY

Total Cases: 10,681
Deaths: 432

HARDEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 3,007
Deaths: 42

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

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