TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health reported 31,518 new cases on Saturday after the New Year’s holiday.
FDOH did not announce new COVID-19 cases on New Year’s Day, meaning Saturday’s report and cases increase spans over a two-day period.
On New Year’s Eve, Florida health officials reported the largest single-day increase in new COVID-19 cases. Thursday’s increase was 17,192.
New cases reported (1,354,833 total since start of pandemic):
Saturday, Jan. 2: 31,518 Friday, Jan. 1: No reports released Thursday, Dec. 31: 17,192 Wednesday, Dec. 30: 13,871 Tuesday, Dec. 29: 12,075
The Florida Department of Health said it received 218,233 PCR or antigen lab results from across the state on Thursday and 110,060 on Friday. Of those tests, the state says 12.92% were positive on Thursday and 11.97% on Friday.
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.
Friday: 11.97% Thursday: 12.95% Wednesday: 13.27% Tuesday: 10.03% Monday: 26.29%
The percent positivity for new cases was 11.14% on Thursday and 10.13% on Friday.
Percent positivity for new cases is the number