TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida has surpassed 510,000 total coronavirus cases on Thursday, according to the latest report from the health department.
The state reported an additional 7,650 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 510,389.
The state’s death toll rose by 120 to 7,747. The deadliest day was July 31, when the state recorded 257 deaths.
There were also 558 new hospitalizations. Currently, the Agency for Health Care Administration is reporting 7,348 people are hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19. A total of 29,131 people have been hospitalized since the pandemic began.
Of the test results received Wednesday, 11.67% were positive. The state counted 12,157 positive results and 91,987 negative test results. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.
The percent positivity for new cases was 8.34% 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.
Floridians in the 25 to 34 age group account for the largest percentage of cases throughout the state. There are 97,805 cases in that age group, 19% of the state’s total. Of those cases, 1,760 have been hospitalized and 54 have died.
Here is the county-by-county breakdown across Tampa Bay as of Thursday:
Total Cases: 31,563
Total Cases: 17,358
Total Cases: 6,025
Total Cases: 9,050
Total Cases: 13,654
Total Cases: 6,802
Total Cases: 1,906
Total Cases: 1,328
Total Cases: 1,429
Total Cases: 890
For more information on coronavirus in Florida, visit the live DOH Dashboard here.
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