Florida coronavirus: State reports 10,603 new cases, percent positivity rate at 12.43%

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health reported 10,603 new cases on Sunday.

The day prior, the state reported over 30,000 new cases for a two-day period since it did not release reports on New Year’s Day.

On New Year’s Eve, Florida health officials reported the largest single-day increase in new COVID-19 cases. Thursday’s increase was 17,192.

New cases reported (1,365,436 total since start of pandemic):

Sunday: 10,603 Saturday: 31,518 Friday: No reports released Thursday: 17,192 Wednesday: 13,871

Percent positive:

The Florida Department of Health said it received 96,345 PCR or antigen lab results from across the state on Saturday. Of those tests, the state says 14.02% 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.

Saturday: 14.02% Friday: 11.97% Thursday: 12.95% Wednesday: 13.27% Tuesday: 10.03%

Percent positivity: 

The percent positivity for new cases was 12.43% 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 include people who already tested positive once and have

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