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Another 2,500 COVID-19 Cases, 9 Deaths Added In Florida On Sunday

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Florida Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health added another 2,521 people on Sunday to the state’s COVID-19 count, bringing the total number of cases to 683,754.

Since Saturday, 60,205 test results were returned in Florida, and 4.64% of those tested for the first time were positive.

The Florida Department of Health added another 2,521 people on Sunday to the state’s total number of people with COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 683,754.

The report covering results from the past 24 hours also reported nine new deaths related to COVID-19 complications, none of which were in in the greater Tampa Bay region.

The number continued a trend over the past few Sundays of recording few new deaths. Those deaths that were reported Sunday may have occurred days or weeks earlier.

Since Saturday, 60,205 test results were returned in Florida and 4.64% of those tested for the first time were positive. Sunday was the ninth consecutive day where the rate of first-time positive tests was under 5 percent.

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 Sunday, September 20th:

  • Hillsborough: 40,751
  • Pinellas: 21,498
  • Polk: 19,126
  • Manatee: 11,210
  • Pasco: 8,865
  • Sarasota: 7,877
  • Hernando: 3,023

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

Sept. 20: 2,521/9
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