TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida reported 164 new coronavirus deaths and 3,306 new cases on Thursday, according to the latest figures from the health department’s website.
There are now 726,013 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.
The resident death toll stands at 15,068 and the non-resident death toll stands at 186, totaling 15,254 deaths.
The number of hospitalizations rose by 224 on Thursday. The state has counted a total of 45,483 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.
New cases reported (726,013 total):
Thursday: 3,306 Wednesday: 2,582 Tuesday: 2,251 Monday: 1,415 Sunday: 1,844
Percent positive: 5.54%
The health department says it received 77,485 test results from labs across the state on Wednesday. Of all the test results received, 5.54% were positive. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.
Wednesday: 5.54% Tuesday: 5.33% Monday: 6.82% Sunday: 5.16% Saturday: 5.10%
Percent positivity: 4.57%
The percent positivity for new cases was 4.57% 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: 4.57% Tuesday: