Florida coronavirus: State reports 7,459 new cases as state nears 900,000 cases

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida reported an additional 7,459 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the statewide case count to 897,323.

This comes two days after the state report the highest single-day increase in new cases since July 25.

New cases reported:

Tuesday: 7,459 Monday: 4,663 Sunday: 10,105 Saturday: 4,544 Friday: 6,933 Thursday: 5,607

Percent positive:

The health department received 94,738 test results from labs across the state on Monday. Of the results received, 10.39% were positive. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.

Monday: 10.39% Sunday: 9.54% Saturday: 9.21% Friday: 11.41% Thursday: 9.18% Wednesday: 8.55%

Percent positivity: 

The percent positivity for new cases was 8.64% on Monday. 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.

Monday: 8.64% Sunday: 7.95% Saturday: 7.57% Friday: 9.95% Thursday: 7.95% Wednesday: 7.35%

Florida Resident Fatalities: 17,644 total

Florida reported 85 new virus fatalities among residents on Tuesday. The report does not mention the exact date of death, therefore the deaths announced may not be

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