Florida coronavirus: State reports 2,628 new coronavirus cases, total hospitalizations near 45K

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida reported 2,628 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, according to the latest figures on the health department’s website.

There are now 709,144 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.

The health department also reported 129 new deaths on Thursday. The Florida resident death toll stands at 14,444.

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There were 212 new hospitalizations. The state has counted 44,320 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.

New cases reported (709,144 total):

Thursday: 2,628 Wednesday: 1,948 Tuesday: 3,266 Monday: 738 Sunday: 1,882

Percent positive: 5.98%

The health department says it received 65,474 test results from labs across the state on Wednesday. Of all the test results received, 5.98% were positive. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.

Wednesday: 5.98% Tuesday: 6.35% Monday: 6.67% Sunday: 5.37% Saturday: 5.34% DeSantis unveils rapid COVID tests shipped to states by federal government

Percent positivity: 4.65%

The percent positivity for new cases was 4.65% 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

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