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Florida Reports Nearly 3,600 New COVID-19 Cases, 63 Deaths

9-19-20 Covid-19 map
Florida Department of Health
The state added nearly 3,600 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

It’s first time in five days the death total in Florida related to COVID-19 was less than 140.

Saturday’s report from the Florida Department of Health added another 3,573 to the state’s total number of people with COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 681,233.

The report covering results from the past 24 hours also added 63 new deaths related to COVID-19 complications. Just four of the deaths occurred in the greater Tampa Bay region.

It’s first time in five days the death total in Florida was less than 140. The deaths were reported Saturday, but may have occurred days or weeks earlier.

Since Friday’s report, 75,915 test results were returned in Florida, 4.53% of those tested for the first time were positive.

ABOUT THE DATA: The Florida Department of Health produces a daily update around 11 a.m. with information about COVID-19 cases and deaths that were reported over the previous 24 hours. Cases and deaths in the report may have happened days or weeks earlier, according to state officials. The state separately tracks cases and deaths that occurred on specific days on its dashboard and those totals are frequently updated.

Greater Tampa Bay region positive tests as of Saturday, September 19th:

  • Hillsborough: 40,587
  • Pinellas: 21,440
  • Polk: 19,035
  • Manatee: 11,158
  • Pasco: 8,816
  • Sarasota: 7,848
  • Hernando: 2,999

Florida COVID-19 daily total of positive tests/deaths for the last two weeks:

  • Sept. 19: 3,573/63
  • Sept. 18: 3,204/140
  • Sept. 17: 3,255/147
  • Sept. 16: 2,355/154
  • Sept. 15: 3,116/146
  • Sept. 14: 1,736/36
  • Sept. 13: 2,423/8
  • Sept. 12: 3,190/98
  • Sept. 11: 3,650/176
  • Sept. 10: 2,583/213
  • Sept. 9: 2,056/202
  • Sept. 8: 1,823/44
  • Sept. 7: 1,838/22
  • Sept. 6: 2,564/38