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.

Florida Cases of COVID-19 Reaches 985,297 On Saturday

11-28-20 Covid-19 Florida Dashboard
Florida Department of Health
/

Saturday’s report from the Department of Health shows the percentage of positive coronavirus tests topped 7% for the fifth time this week.

Saturday’s report from the Florida Department of Health shows 6,276 people tested positive for the coronavirus since Friday. That brings the statewide total to 985,297.

The greater Tampa Bay region reported 1,091 new positive tests, the 10th day out of the past 11 the number of new cases in the region has been over 1,000.

Of the people tested for the first time, 7.14% were positive.

The state also reported 81 new deaths related to coronavirus, including 18 in the greater Tampa Bay region. Ten of the deaths reported Saturday were from Pinellas County.

A total of 18,442 people have died in Florida due to complications related to the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

The deaths recorded by the state since Friday’s report may have occurred days or weeks earlier.

Here are the latest figures according to the Florida Department of Health.

State Totals (as of Saturday, Nov. 28):

  • Positive Tests – 985,297
  • Deaths - 18,677

Daily Changes:

  • State: Positive Tests - 6,276| Deaths - 81
  • Greater Tampa Bay Region: Positive Tests – 1,091 | Deaths - 18

Daily Testing (statewide):

  • Tests Received - 97,769 | Positivity Rate – 7.14%

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.

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

  • Nov. 28: 6,276/81
  • Nov. 27: 17,345/114
  • Nov. 26: No report
  • Nov. 25: 8,376/99
  • Nov. 24: 8,555/73
  • Nov. 23: 6,331/96
  • Nov. 22: 6,586/62
  • Nov. 21: 8,410/42
  • Nov. 20: 9,085/80
  • Nov. 19: 9,085/81
  • Nov. 18: 7,925/88
  • Nov. 17: 7,459/86
  • Nov. 16: 4,663/41
  • Nov. 15: 10,105/30

(Go to the Florida Counties tab below for a breakdown of cases and deaths by county):

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.