Florida coronavirus: State tallies 2,725 new cases, 119 deaths

TAMPA (WFLA) — The Florida Department of Health reported 2,725 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday in addition to 119 new deaths and 210 new hospitalizations.

There are now 738,749 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.

Cases reported: (738,749)

Tuesday: 2,725Monday: 1,533Sunday: 5,570Friday: 2,908Thursday: 3,306Wednesday: 2,582

Percent positive: 6.26%

The health department says it received 58,779 test results from labs across the state on Monday. Of all the test results received, 6.26% were positive. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.

Monday: 6.26%Sunday: 5.17%Saturday: 4.44%Friday: 9.24%Thursday: 5.13%Wednesday: 5.54%

Percent positivity: 4.99%

The percent positivity for new cases was 4.99% 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: 4.99%Sunday: 4.28%Saturday: 3.47%Friday: 7.88%Thursday: 4.13%Wednesday: 4.57%

Florida Resident Fatalities (15,531):

The state reported 119 new Florida-resident virus fatalities on Tuesday. The report does not mention the exact date of death, therefore the deaths announced may not be from the past 24 hours. It can sometimes take weeks for fatalities

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