News, Jazz, NPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Health News Florida
News about coronavirus in Florida and around the world is constantly emerging. It's hard to stay on top of it all but Health News Florida and WUSF can help. Our responsibility at WUSF News is to keep you informed, and to help discern what’s important for your family as you make what could be life-saving decisions.

Positive Coronavirus Tests In Florida Again Over 4,000

Florida Department of Health coronavirus dashboard
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Tuesday's positivity rate on news coronavirus tests was over 5% for the second time this week

There were also over 4,000 positive tests on Oct. 24.

An additional 4,298 people tested positive for the coronavirus since Monday. It’s the second time this week the daily number of new cases has been over 4,000. Statewide coronavirus infections now stand at 786,311.

According to Tuesday’s report from the Florida Department of Health 872 people tested positive the greater Tampa Bay region.

The state received 73,775 tests Monday and 6.31% were positive.

State health officials report 56 people died due to complications from COVID-19 since Monday, bringing the statewide death toll to 16,708.

In the greater Tampa Bay area there were 19 deaths reported.

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

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 case and death totals as of Tuesday, October 27:

  • Hillsborough: 47,371 / 762
  • Pinellas: 25,414 / 818
  • Polk: 22,762 / 615
  • Manatee: 13,114 / 330
  • Pasco: 10,717 /236
  • Sarasota: 9,517 /338
  • Hernando: 3,653 /170

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

  • Oct. 27: 4,298/56
  • Oct. 26: 3,377/20
  • Oct. 25: 2,385/12
  • Oct. 24: 4,471/76
  • Oct. 23: 3,689/74
  • Oct. 22: 5,557/57
  • Oct. 21: 2,145/105
  • Oct. 20: 3,662/86
  • Oct. 19: 1,707/54
  • Oct. 18: 2,539/50
  • Oct. 17: 4,044/88
  • Oct. 16: 3,449/98
  • Oct. 15: 3,356/144
  • Oct. 14: 2,883/66

WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online at WUSF.org/give.