© 2023 All Rights reserved WUSF
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
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.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Rise In Florida, Positivity Rate Above 8% Again

Florida Department of Health coronavirus dashboard
New positive coronavirus tests in Florida on Tuesday pushed the total statewide caseload over 850,000.

The state got back the results for 56,648 tests Monday and of those tested for the first time, 8.34% were positive.

According to state figures, Tuesday was the fourth straight day that statewide hospitalizations with the primary diagnosis of COVID-19 increased by at least 100.

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, 3,030 people are hospitalized — 141 more than Monday at the same time. It's the first time since Sept. 9 that the number of hospitalizations topped 3,000.

The Florida Department of Health also reported 4,353 people tested positive for the coronavirus statewide since Monday.

Since the pandemic began, 852,174 people have tested positive.

In the greater Tampa Bay region, 907 cases were added since Monday.

The state got back the results for 56,648 tests Monday and of those tested for the first time, 8.34% were positive.

It’s the ninth straight day the positivity rate has been over five percent. It's also the second day in a row and third in four that the rate was higher than eight percent.

State health officials report 69 people died due to complications from COVID-19 since Monday, bringing the statewide death toll to 17,460.

In the greater Tampa Bay region, 11 people died due to the virus.

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, November 10:

  • Hillsborough: 51,296 / 847
  • Pinellas: 28,032 /833
  • Polk: 24,440 /642
  • Manatee: 14,281 /340
  • Pasco: 11,969 /251
  • Sarasota: 10,529 /352
  • Hernando: 4,074 /180

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

  • Nov. 10: 4,353/69
  • Nov. 9: 3,924/58
  • Nov. 8: 6,820/22
  • Nov. 7: 4,452/87
  • Nov. 6: 5,245/54
  • Nov. 5: 6,257/39
  • Nov. 4: 4,423/32
  • Nov. 3: 4,637/56
  • Nov. 2: 4,651/46
  • Nov. 1: 4,865/29
  • Oct. 31: 2,331/41
  • Oct. 30: 5,592/73
  • Oct. 29: 4,198/79
  • Oct. 28: 4,115/66
NOTE: The Florida Department of Health discontinued daily coronvirus updates on June 4, 2021.

Almost every day, I come before the microphone with the same enthusiasm as the Dani Rojas character in the “Ted Lasso” television series. I do 100 pushups, take some laps around the house, thank my supervisors and audience for giving me the opportunity to do what I love, bellow “Radio is liiiife” from the back steps, and bound back to my garret and get to work.