TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida reported 1,844 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, according to the latest figures on the health department’s website.
There are now 716,459 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.
The health department also reported 43 new deaths on Sunday. The Florida resident death toll stands at 14,671.
There were 86 new hospitalizations. The state has counted 44,623 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.
New cases reported (716,45 total):
Sunday: 1,844Saturday: 2,811Friday: 2,660Thursday: 2,628Wednesday: 1,948Tuesday: 3,266Monday: 738
Percent positive: 5.10%
The health department says it received 54,194 test results from labs across the state on Saturday. Of all the test results received, 5.98% were positive. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.
Saturday: 5.10%Friday: 5.98%Thursday: 4.92%Wednesday: 5.98%Tuesday: 6.35%Monday: 6.67%Sunday: 5.37% DeSantis unveils rapid COVID tests shipped to states by federal government
Percent positivity: 3.74%
The percent positivity for new cases was 3.74% 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