TAMPA (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health reported over 12,000 new cases of coronavirus Sunday afternoon.
Earlier in the week, the state shattered the single-day increase back-to-back, reporting 19,816 new cases on Thursday and 17,783 new cases on Wednesday.
New cases reported (1,477,010 total since start of pandemic):
Sunday: 12,313Saturday: 15,445Friday: 19,530Thursday: 19,816Wednesday: 17,783
The Florida Department of Health said it received 137,935 PCR or antigen lab results from across the state on Saturday. Of those tests, the state says 13.18% 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: 13.18%Friday: 12.60%Thursday: 13.19%Wednesday: 13.15%Tuesday: 14.26%
The percent positivity for new cases was 10.42% 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 been re-tested to see if they’re still infected.
Saturday: 10.42%Friday: 10.79%Thursday: 11.46%Wednesday: 11.60%Tuesday: 12.59%
New Florida resident fatalities (22,912 total since start of pandemic):