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Florida Reports 5,294 New Coronavirus Cases, 89 Deaths

The state's coronavirus dashboard from March 31, 2021.
Florida Department of Health

More than one-fifth of the state's new cases were from the greater Tampa Bay region, officials said.

Florida officials on Wednesday reported 5,294 people tested positive for the coronavirus and 89 deaths from COVID-19 related complications.

More than one-fifth of those cases, or 1,142, were reported in the greater Tampa Bay region. There were also 15 deaths reported in the region, seven of which were in Polk County.

Florida now has 2,057,735 cases and 34,072 deaths.

As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 2,944 people being treated for COVID-19 in the state’s hospitals, including 691 in the greater Tampa Bay region.

So far, more than 5.8 million people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Florida, with 3.3 million people being fully vaccinated.

State Totals (as of Wednesday, March 31)

  • Positive Tests – 2,057,735
  • Deaths – 34,072

Daily Changes:

  • State: Positive Tests – 5,294 | Deaths – 89
  • Greater Tampa Bay region: Positive Tests – 1,142 | Deaths – 15

Daily Testing (statewide):

  • Tests Received – 96,213 | Positivity Rate – 6.36%

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:

  • March 31: 5,294/89
  • March 30: 5,062/92
  • March 29: 3,374/72
  • March 28: 4,943/36
  • March 27: 5,883/27
  • March 26: 5,750/167
  • March 25: 5,773/109
  • March 24: 5,143/31
  • March 23: 5,302/41
  • March 22: 2,862/39
  • March 21: 3,987/32
  • March 20: 5,105/64
  • March 19: 5,140/54
  • March 18: 5,093/99
NOTE: The Florida Department of Health discontinued daily coronvirus updates on June 4, 2021.

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