Florida coronavirus: State reports 19,816 new cases, breaking single-day increase record for 2nd day in a row

TAMPA (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health reported another record-breaking increase in new COVID-19 cases Thursday. The 19,816 cases increase comes just one day after the state broke the record for the highest single-day increase in new cases.

New cases reported (1,429,722 total since start of pandemic):

Thursday: 19,816 Wednesday: 17,783 Tuesday: 15,431 Monday: 11,256 Sunday: 10,603

Percent positive:

The Florida Department of Health said it received 193,251 PCR or antigen lab results from across the state on Wednesday. Of those tests, the state says 13.15% 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: 13.15% Tuesday: 14.26% Monday: 14.33% Sunday: 14.70% Saturday: 14.02%

Percent positivity: 

The percent positivity for new cases was 11.60% 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: 11.60% Tuesday: 12.59% Monday: 12.74% Sunday: 12.52% Saturday: 12.43%

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