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State Reports Fewest Coronavirus Cases Since June

Florida Department of Health coronavirus dashboard
The Florida Department of Health
The FL Dept. of Health reported the fewest new COVID-19 cases on Monday since June 15.

The 24-hour total is the lowest it’s been since June 15, when the state had fewer than 80,000 total cases.

Florida health officials reported 1,838 new coronavirus cases since Sunday, the lowest reported total for a 24 hour period since June.

The new cases bring Florida’s overall total to 648,269.

The state also reported 22 new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 12,023. The deaths were recorded by the state since Sunday's report, but they may have occurred days or weeks earlier.

The 24-hour total is the lowest it’s been since June 15, when the state had fewer than 80,000 total cases.

Of the 46,390 tests returned, 4.55% of new cases tested positive.

The state has been showing steady improvement since the number of cases and deaths peaked in July. Compared to the fourth week of July, the final week of August saw a 75 percent decrease in the number of COVID-19 deaths, according to a release from the Florida Department of Health.

9-7 Coronavirus Deaths
The Florida Department of Health

There were 288 new cases across the greater Tampa Bay region, including 119 in Hillsborough County, 49 in Pinellas, and 64 in Polk.

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 Monday, September 7:

  • Hillsborough: 38,545
  • Pinellas: 20,474
  • Polk: 17,863
  • Manatee: 10,673
  • Pasco: 8,338
  • Sarasota: 7,434
  • Hernando: 2,781

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

  • September 7: 1,838/22
  • September 6: 2,564 / 38
  • September 5: 3,656 / 61
  • September 4: 3,198 / 103
  • September 3: 3,571 / 149
  • September 2: 2,402 / 130
  • September 1: 7,569* / 190
  • August 31: 1,885 / 68
  • August 30: 2,583 / 14
  • August 29: 3,197 / 150
  • August 28: 3,815 / 88
  • August 27: 3,269 / 139
  • August 26: 3,220 / 155
  • August 25: 2,673 / 183

*About 75,000 tests were from Quest since 4/22, 3,870 were positive