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Florida's Coronavirus Spike Continues With Another 10,000 New Cases

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Florida Department of Health

It's the third consecutive day the state topped 10,000 daily coronavirus cases.

The state recorded more than 10,000 coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day.

According to Saturday's report from the Florida Department of Health, 10,431 new coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours. This brings the statewide total to 1,049,638.

Of the people tested for the first time across Florida, 7.32% were positive.

The state also reported 90 new deaths related to coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 19,327. This includes 17 in the greater Tampa Bay region.

The deaths recorded 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, Dec. 5):

  • Positive Tests – 1,049,638
  • Deaths – 19,327

Daily Changes:

  • State: Positive Tests – 10,431| Deaths - 90
  • Greater Tampa Bay Region: Positive Tests – 1,937 | Deaths - 17

Daily Testing (statewide):

  • Tests Received – 158,182 | Positivity Rate – 7.32%

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:

  • Dec. 5: 10,431/90
  • Dec. 4: 10,177/125
  • Dec. 3: 10,870/100
  • Dec. 2: 9,994/96
  • Dec. 1: 8,947/82
  • Nov. 30: 6,658/98
  • Nov. 29: 7,364/59
  • 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

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

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