Florida coronavirus: State reports 6,820 new cases, highest since Sept. 1

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida reported an additional 6,820 coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the statewide case count to 843,897.

It’s the most amount of cases added since Sept. 1.

New cases reported:

  • Sunday: 6,820
  • Saturday: 4,452
  • Friday: 5,245
  • Thursday: 6,257
  • Wednesday: 4,423
  • Tuesday: 4,637

Percent positive:

The health department received 116,966 test results from labs across the state on Saturday. Of the results received, 7.67% were positive. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.

  • Saturday: 7.67%
  • Friday: 9.82%
  • Thursday: 7.41%
  • Wednesday: 7.35%
  • Tuesday: 9.33%
  • Monday: 8.92%

Percent positivity: 

The percent positivity for new cases was 6.23% on Saturday. 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.

  • Saturday: 6.23%
  • Friday: 8.28%
  • Thursday: 6.36%
  • Wednesday: 6.20%
  • Tuesday: 7.75%
  • Monday: 7.58%

Florida Resident Fatalities: 17,121 total

Florida reported 21 new virus fatalities among residents on Sunday. 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.

  • Sunday: 21
  • Saturday: 86
  • Friday: 53
  • Thursday: 39
  • Wednesday: 32
  • Tuesday: 56

Hospitalizations (50,426 since pandemic began):

  • Sunday: 63
  • Saturday: 161
  • Friday: 188
  • Thursday: 188
  • Wednesday: 174
  • Tuesday: 230

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

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Total Cases: 50,380
Deaths: 836

PINELLAS COUNTY

Total Cases: 27,372
Deaths: 831

SARASOTA COUNTY

Total Cases: 10,312
Deaths: 351

MANATEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 13,989
Deaths: 334

PASCO COUNTY

Total Cases: 11,671
Deaths: 249

POLK COUNTY

Total Cases: 23,966
Deaths: 638

HERNANDO COUNTY

Total Cases: 3,972
Deaths: 178

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Total Cases: 2,913
Deaths: 123

CITRUS COUNTY

Total Cases: 3,493
Deaths: 142

HARDEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 1,645
Deaths: 17

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

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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