Florida surpasses 2 million total COVID-19 cases


TAMPA (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health added a total of 5,105 new coronavirus cases in Saturday’s report, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the state over 2 million since the pandemic began just more than a year ago.

New cases reported (2,004,362 total since start of pandemic):

  • Saturday: 5,105
  • Friday: 5,140
  • Thursday: 5,093
  • Wednesday: 4,599
  • Tuesday: 4,791

Percent positive:

The latest report from the Florida Department of Health shows the state received 112,184 PCR or antigen lab results from across the state on Friday. Of those tests, the state says 7.08% were positive.

  • Friday: 7.08%
  • Thursday: 6.35%
  • Wednesday: 6.17%
  • Tuesday: 7.16%
  • Monday: 7.86%

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 5.39% 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: 5.39%
  • Thursday: 5.02%
  • Wednesday: 5.56%
  • Tuesday: 5.57
  • Monday: 5.95%

New Florida resident deaths (32,713 total since start of pandemic):

Health officials reported 62 new coronavirus deaths among Florida residents in Saturday’s report, increasing the total number of Floridians who have died during the pandemic to 32,713. The total of non-resident deaths is 624.

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: 62
  • Friday: 53
  • Thursday: 94
  • Wednesday: 55
  • Tuesday: 101

New hospitalizations (83,381 cumulative since pandemic began):

  • Saturday: 192
  • Friday: 192
  • Thursday: 211
  • Wednesday: 202
  • Tuesday: 277

COVID-19 vaccinations administered:

A total of 4,819,429 people have been vaccinated in Florida. Of those, 2,529,934 have received their full two-dose series, and 145,041 completed one-dose series of the vaccine, while 2,144,454 have only received the first dose. The majority of those who have been vaccinated in Florida are in the 65 to 74 age group.

  • Friday: 109,396
  • Thursday: 139,495
  • Wednesday: 106,503
  • Tuesday: 125,936
  • Monday: 85,849

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


Total Cases: 117,769
Deaths: 1,577


Total Cases: 70,089
Deaths: 1,524


Total Cases: 28,399
Deaths: 775


Total Cases: 33,763
Deaths: 630


Total Cases: 35,248
Deaths: 680


Total Cases: 59,654
Deaths: 1,218


Total Cases: 12,022
Deaths: 435


Total Cases: 7,505
Deaths: 313


Total Cases: 10,140
Deaths: 420


Total Cases: 2,872
Deaths: 37

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

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