Florida coronavirus: State adds 2,251 cases, positivity rate tops 5%

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Posted: Oct 6, 2020 / 11:55 AM EDT/ Updated: Oct 6, 2020 / 12:48 PM EDT

FILE – This electron microscope image made available and color-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., in 2020, shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. One of COVID-19’s scariest mysteries is why some people are mildly ill or have no symptoms and others rapidly die — and scientists are starting to unravel why. (NIAID/National Institutes of Health via AP)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida reported 55 new coronavirus deaths and 2,251 new cases on Tuesday, according to the latest figures from the health department’s website.

There are now 720,125 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. The resident death toll stands at 14,767.

The number of hospitalizations rose by 229 on Tuesday. The state has counted a total of 45,004 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.

New cases reported (720,125 total):

Tuesday: 2,251 Monday: 1,415 Sunday: 1,844 Saturday: 2,811 Friday: 2,660 Thursday: 2,628 Wednesday: 1,948

Percent positive: 6.82%

The health department says it received 43,737 test results from labs across the state on Monday. Of all the test

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