Florida coronavirus: State adds 1,844 cases, percent positivity drops below 4%

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.

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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.

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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

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