TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida reported 137 new coronavirus deaths and 2,582 new cases on Wednesday, according to the latest figures from the health department’s website.
There are now 722,707 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.
The resident death toll stands at 14,904 and the non-resident death toll stands at 180, totaling 15,084 deaths.
The number of hospitalizations rose by 255 on Wednesday. The state has counted a total of 45,259 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.
New cases reported (722,707 total):
Wednesday: 2,582 Tuesday: 2,251 Monday: 1,415 Sunday: 1,844 Saturday: 2,811
Percent positive: 5.33%
The health department says it received 66,274 test results from labs across the state on Tuesday. Of all the test results received, 5.33% were positive. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.
Tuesday: 5.33% Monday: 6.82% Sunday: 5.16% Saturday: 5.10% Friday: 5.98% Why does Florida’s school coronavirus data differ from numbers reported by districts?
Percent positivity: 4.15%
The percent positivity for new cases was 4.15% on Tuesday. 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