Florida reports 17,042 coronavirus cases Saturday after skipping Christmas Day report

TAMPA (WFLA) – The state of Florida reported 17,042 coronavirus cases Saturday. It is important to note the number accounts for a two-day period because the state did not release data on Christmas Day.

New cases reported:

Saturday: 17,042 Friday: No Report Thursday: 13,147 Wednesday: 11,384 Tuesday: 10,434 Monday: 11,015

Percent positive:

The health department received 156,057 test results from labs across the state on Thursday. The health department received 85,777 test results from labs across the state on Friday. Of the results received Thursday, 10.30% were positive while 10.46% of Friday’s results were positve. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.

Friday: 10.46% Thursday: 10.30 Wednesday: 9.91% Tuesday: 10.73% Monday: 10.82%

Percent positivity: 

The percent positivity for new cases was 7.86% on Thursday and 8.00% on Friday. 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.

Friday: 8.00% Thursday: 7.86% Wednesday: 7.84% Tuesday: 8.62% Monday: 8.78%

Florida Resident Fatalities: 21,135 total

Florida reported 140 new virus fatalities among residents on

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