Florida coronavirus: As state COVID-19 case total nears 730K, percent positivity rate remains around 4%

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida reported 118 new coronavirus deaths and 2,908 new cases on Friday, according to the latest figures from the health department’s website.

There are now 728,921 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.

The resident death toll stands at 15,186 and the non-resident death toll stands at 186, totaling 15,372 deaths.

The number of hospitalizations rose by 192 on Friday. The state has counted a total of 45,675 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.

New cases reported (728,921 total):

Friday: 2,908Thursday: 3,306Wednesday: 2,582Tuesday: 2,251Monday: 1,415

Percent positive: 5.13%

The health department says it received 75,582 test results from labs across the state on Thursday. Of all the test results received, 5.13% were positive. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.

Thursday: 5.13%Wednesday: 5.54%Tuesday: 5.33%Monday: 6.82%Sunday: 5.16%

Percent positivity: 4.13%

The percent positivity for new cases was 4.13% on Thursday. 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.

Thursday: 4.13%Wednesday: 4.57%Tuesday: 4.15%Monday: 5.26%Sunday: 3.93%

Florida Resident Fatalities (15,186):


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