Florida reports more than 7k new coronavirus cases, highest percent positivity in 2 weeks

TAMPA (WFLA) – Health officials in Florida reported more than 7,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, along with the highest percent positivity the state has seen in two weeks.

Sunday’s report from the Florida Department of Health added 7,391 new virus cases statewide for a total of 1,271,979 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

New cases reported (1,271,979 total since start of pandemic):

Sunday, Dec. 27: 7,391Saturday, Dec. 26: 17,042Friday, Dec. 25: No ReportThursday, Dec. 24: 13,147Wednesday, Dec. 23: 11,384Tuesday, Dec. 22: 10,434Monday, Dec. 21: 11,015

Percent positive:

The Florida Department of Health said it received 84,667 PCR or antigen lab results from across the state on Saturday – the lowest number of results it received in weeks. The latest report shows 75,050 of the results – 11.36% – were positive. That’s the highest percent positive the state has reported since Dec. 14 when the health department reported 11.98%. 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.

Saturday: 11.36%Friday: 10.46%Thursday: 10.30Wednesday: 9.91%Tuesday: 10.73%Monday: 10.82%

Percent positivity: 

Florida’s percent positivity also reached a two-week high on

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