TAMPA (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health reported close to 14,000 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday afternoon.
Just a day prior, Florida became the third state in the nation to surpass 1.5 million total cases of coronavirus, after California (now over 2.7 million cases) and Texas (1.9 million).
New York and Illinois are the only others over 1 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
New cases reported (1,517,472 total since start of pandemic):
Wednesday: 13,990 Tuesday: 14,896 Monday: 11,576 Sunday: 12,313 Saturday: 15,445
The Florida Department of Health said it received 157,923 PCR or antigen lab results from across the state on Tuesday. Of those tests, the state says 12.46% 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.
Tuesday: 12.46% Monday: 13.14% Sunday: 13.17% Saturday: 13.18% Friday: 12.60%
The percent positivity for new cases was 10.17% on Tuesday.
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