Florida coronavirus: State reports 17,783 new cases, highest single-day increase since pandemic began

TAMPA (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health reported 17,783 cases on Wednesday, which is the highest single-day increase since the beginning of the pandemic.

New cases reported (1,409,906 total since start of pandemic):

Wednesday: 17,783 Tuesday: 15,431 Monday: 11,256 Sunday: 10,603 Saturday: 31,518

Percent positive:

The Florida Department of Health said it received 158,325 PCR or antigen lab results from across the state on Tuesday. Of those tests, the state says 14.26% 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: 14.26% Monday: 14.33% Sunday: 14.70% Saturday: 14.02% Friday: 11.97%

Percent positivity: 

The percent positivity for new cases was 12.59% 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 include people who already tested positive once and have been re-tested to see if they’re still infected.

Tuesday: 12.59% Monday: 12.74% Sunday: 12.52% Saturday: 12.43% Friday: 10.13%

New Florida resident fatalities (22,317 total since start of pandemic):

Health officials reported 129 new coronavirus deaths

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