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Florida Reports Another 3,263 New Coronavirus Cases

Florida Dept. of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health
The total number of coronavirus cases in Florida now stands at 2,275,365.

New cases of coronavirus in Florida continue to decline as the state reports the lowest number of new cases on a Tuesday since early February.

The Florida Department of Health Tuesday reported 3,263 new coronavirus cases, the lowest number of cases recorded on a Tuesday since Feb. 2, when it was 1,998 new cases.

It follows with the trend of new coronavirus cases continuing to decline.

In the greater Tampa Bay area, the state Department of Health recorded 774 people testing positive for coronavirus, including 286 in Hillsborough County.

The total number of cases in Florida now stands at 2,275,365.

The positivity rate for new cases came in at 5 percent, which is considered the level where the virus is slowing its spread. More than 78,700 tests were returned since Monday — about 16,000 lower than the daily average for the last two weeks.

Statewide, the deaths of 49 people due to complications from COVID-19 were recorded since Monday — 12 in the greater Tampa Bay region.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the state reported 2,746 people were being treated at hospitals in Florida with a primary diagnosis of coronavirus — down more than 11 percent from the same period a week ago.

Statewide, 7,156,797 people are fully vaccinated, with another 2,194,160 people having received at least one shot.

State Totals (as of Tuesday, May 11)

  • Positive Tests – 2,275,365 | Deaths – 36,547

Daily Changes:

  • State: Positive Tests – 3,263 | Deaths – 49
  • Greater Tampa Bay region: Positive Tests – 774 | Deaths – 12

Daily Testing (statewide):

  • Tests Received – 78,746 | Positivity Rate – 5%

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:

  • May 11: 3,263/49
  • May 10: 2,296/53
  • May 9: 3,321/33
  • May 8: 3,977/66
  • May 7: 4,165/89
  • May 6: 4,504/73
  • May 5: 4,394/82
  • May 4: 3,682/93
  • May 3: 3,075/41
  • May 2: 3,841/31
  • May 1: 5,419/79
  • April 30: 5,306/81
  • April 29: 5,666/55
  • April 28: 5,178/76
NOTE: The Florida Department of Health discontinued daily coronvirus updates on June 4, 2021.

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