TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida health officials reported fewer than 5,000 new cases of coronavirus for the twelfth straight day Thursday.
The state verified 3,269 new cases Thursday. It’s the twelfth day in a row the daily case count has been below 5,000. Among the new cases, health officials reported a 6.36% positivity rate.
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.
Of all test results received Tuesday, 9.04% were positive. The state counted 5,311 positive results and 53,455 negatives. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.
The state reported 139 total virus fatalities 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.
The state has tallied a total of 611,999 infections, and 10,868 resident and 143 non-Florida resident deaths since the pandemic began.
On Thursday, the state also reported 314 new COVID-related hospitalizations. The total hospitalizations now stands at 37,718.
Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of cases in the Tampa Bay area:
Total Cases: 36,354
Total Cases: 19,681
Total Cases: 10,310
Total Cases: 7,091
Total Cases: 16,569
Total Cases: 7,915
Total Cases: 2,506
Total Cases: 1,781
Total Cases: 2,031
Total Cases: 1,083
For more information on coronavirus in Florida, visit the live DOH Dashboard here.
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