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Monday COVID-19 Numbers Show Dip In Cases, Deaths, Tests

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health recorded 1,415 more people testing positive for coronavirus since Sunday's report, as well as the deaths of 41 people.

Mirroring a recent pattern of lower results following a weekend, the number of new COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests reported by the state Monday were down compared to the two-week averages.

The Florida Department of Health reports 1,415 people tested positive for coronavirus since Sunday, bringing the statewide number of total cases to 717,874.

The greater Tampa Bay region reported 327 cases of those cases.

Monday's report also shows 41 people died due to complications from COVID-19 since Sunday, bringing the statewide death toll to 14,886.

Eleven COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the greater Tampa Bay region.

The deaths were recorded by the state since Sunday's report, but may have occurred days or weeks earlier.

The state received results from 38,830 tests Sunday, with the positivity rate for those who were tested for the first time at 3.93 percent.

The daily numbers are the lowest since last Monday, when 738 cases, five deaths, and 20,991 tests were reported.

The two-week averages for Sept. 21 through Oct. 4 are 2,336 cases, 99 deaths, and 58,263 tests reported.

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, Oct. 5:

  • Hillsborough: 43,027
  • Pinellas: 22,548
  • Polk: 20,500
  • Manatee: 11,785
  • Pasco: 9,499
  • Sarasota: 8,376
  • Hernando: 3,241

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

  • Oct. 5: 1,415/41
  • Oct. 4: 1,868/43
  • Oct. 3: 2,787/74
  • Oct. 2: 2,660/111
  • Oct. 1: 2,628/131
  • Sept. 30: 1,948/175
  • Sept. 29: 3,266/106
  • Sept. 28: 738/5
  • Sept. 27: 1,882/12
  • Sept. 26: 2,795/107
  • Sept. 25: 2,847/122
  • Sept. 24: 2,541/179
  • Sept. 23: 2,590/203
  • Sept. 22: 2,470/99