Florida coronavirus: State surpasses 710,000 total coronavirus cases

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida reported 2,660 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, according to the latest figures on the health department’s website.

There are now 711,804 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.

The health department also reported 110 new deaths on Friday. The Florida resident death toll stands at 14,554.

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There were 169 new hospitalizations. The state has counted 44,489 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.

New cases reported (711,804 total):

Friday: 2,660 Thursday: 2,628 Wednesday: 1,948 Tuesday: 3,266 Monday: 738

Percent positive: 4.92%

The health department says it received 77,615 test results from labs across the state on Thursday. Of all the test results received, 4.92% were positive. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.

Thursday: 4.92% Wednesday: 5.98% Tuesday: 6.35% Monday: 6.67% Sunday: 5.37% DeSantis unveils rapid COVID tests shipped to states by federal government

Percent positivity: 3.77%

The percent positivity for new cases was 3.77% on Thursday. 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

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