Florida coronavirus: State reports 3,356 new cases as overall total nears 745K

TAMPA (WFLA) — The Florida Department of Health reported 3,356 new cases of coronavirus Thursday in addition to 141 additional deaths and 211 more hospital admissions.

There are now 744,988 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.

Cases reported:

Thursday: 3,356 Wednesday: 2,883 Tuesday: 2,725 Monday: 1,533 Sunday: 5,570

Percent positive: 6.70%

The health department says it received 69,935 test results from labs across the state on Wednesday. Of all the test results received, 6.70% were positive. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.

Wednesday: 6.70% Tuesday: 6.65% Monday: 6.26% Sunday: 5.17% Saturday: 4.44%

Percent positivity: 5.20%

The percent positivity for new cases was 5.20% 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: 5.20% Tuesday: 4.94% Monday: 4.99% Sunday: 4.28% Saturday: 3.47%

Florida Resident Fatalities (15,736):

The state reported 141 new Florida-resident virus fatalities on Thursday. The report does not mention the exact date of death, therefore the deaths announced may not be from the past 24

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