Florida coronavirus: State reports 19,530 new cases, second-highest single-day increase

TAMPA (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health reported the second-highest single-day increase in new cases Friday.

In the two days prior, 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 (1,449,252 total since start of pandemic):

Friday: 19,530 Thursday: 19,816 Wednesday: 17,783 Tuesday: 15,431 Monday: 11,256

Percent positive:

The Florida Department of Health said it received 193,644 PCR or antigen lab results from across the state on Thursday. Of those tests, the state says 13.19% 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.

Thursday: 13.19% Wednesday: 13.15% Tuesday: 14.26% Monday: 14.33% Sunday: 14.70%

Percent positivity: 

The percent positivity for new cases was 11.46% on Thursday.

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.

Thursday: 11.46% Wednesday: 11.60% Tuesday: 12.59% Monday: 12.74% Sunday:

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