Florida coronavirus: State reports 13,720 new cases, 402 new hospitalizations

TAMPA (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health reported 13,720 new COVID-19 cases Thursday afternoon.

New cases reported (1,531,192 total since start of pandemic):

Thursday: 13,720Wednesday: 13,990Tuesday: 14,896Monday: 11,576Sunday: 12,313

Percent positive:

The Florida Department of Health said it received 183,692 PCR or antigen lab results from across the state on Wednesday. Of those tests, the state says 10.78% 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.

Wednesday: 10.78%Tuesday: 12.46%Monday: 13.14%Sunday: 13.17%Saturday: 13.18%

Percent positivity: 

The percent positivity for new cases was 8.63% on Wednesday.

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.

Wednesday: 8.63%Tuesday: 10.17%Monday: 10.62%Sunday: 10.60%Saturday: 10.42%

New Florida resident fatalities (23,613 total since start of pandemic):

Health officials reported 217 new coronavirus deaths among Florida residents in Thursday’s report, increasing the total number of Floridians killed during the pandemic to 23,613. The total

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