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Florida coronavirus: State reports 9816 new cases, 308 new hospitalizations

Florida coronavirus: State reports 9816 new cases, 308 new hospitalizations

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TAMPA (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health reported 9,816 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday afternoon.

The state also announced 308 new hospitalizations, this is the highest since Jan. 16.

New cases reported (1,589,097 total since start of pandemic):

  • Tuesday: 9,816
  • Monday: 8,002
  • Sunday: 11,093
  • Saturday: 12,119
  • Friday: 16,875
  • Thursday: 13,720

Percent positive:

The Florida Department of Health said it received 129,880 PCR or antigen lab results from across the state on Monday. Of those tests, the state says 11.83% were positive.

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.

  • Monday: 11.83%
  • Sunday: 12.56%
  • Saturday: 12.24%
  • Friday: 10.91%
  • Thursday: 12.63%

Percent positivity: 

The percent positivity for new cases was 8.97% on Monday.

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.

  • Monday: 8.97%
  • Sunday: 9.19%
  • Saturday: 9.10%
  • Friday: 8.55%
  • Thursday: 10.17%

New Florida resident fatalities (24,436 total since start of pandemic):

Health officials reported 162 new coronavirus deaths among Florida residents in Monday’s report, increasing the total number of Floridians killed during the pandemic to 24,436. The total of non-resident deaths is 384.

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.

  • Tuesday: 162
  • Monday: 137
  • Sunday: 133
  • Saturday: 205
  • Friday: 186

New hospitalizations (68,478 cumulative since pandemic began):

  • Tuesday: 308
  • Monday: 173
  • Sunday: 207
  • Saturday: 327
  • Friday: 427

COVID-19 vaccinations administered (1,066,107 total people vaccinated):

  • Tuesday: 34,312
  • Monday: 24,079
  • Saturday: 70,086
  • Friday: 88,313
  • Thursday: 74,549

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

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Total Cases: 93,487
Deaths: 1,197

PINELLAS COUNTY

Total Cases: 54,924
Deaths: 1,202

SARASOTA COUNTY

Total Cases: 22,895
Deaths: 563

MANATEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 26,267
Deaths: 461

PASCO COUNTY

Total Cases: 27,190
Deaths: 466

POLK COUNTY

Total Cases: 46,137
Deaths: 895

HERNANDO COUNTY

Total Cases: 9,073
Deaths: 322

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Total Cases: 5,933
Deaths: 232

CITRUS COUNTY

Total Cases: 7,981
Deaths: 316

HARDEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 2,417
Deaths: 22

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

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