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Florida Coronavirus Cases, Positivity Rate And More For July 9

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The state reported 23,697 people tested positive for the coronavirus since last week.

The positivity rate for new cases statewide was 7.8%, up from 5.2% the previous week.

Each week, the Florida Department of Health will provide updates on the number of coronavirus cases, changes in positivity rate, vaccinations, and other statewide and county-by-county data.

The state saw its largest one-week gain in cases since early May, and a sharp increase in positivity rate. In the greater Tampa Bay region, counties posted increases of between 2.4 and 3.8%. Hernando County has the highest positivity rate of 9.2%, up 3.4% from last week.

Following is a summary from July 2-July 8, 2021.

UPDATE: Weekly Situation Report From The Florida Department Of Health

Cases: 2,361,360 total positive cases, an increase of 23,697 from the previous week, according to state-provided figures.

Vaccinations: 11,138,986 Florida residents have been vaccinated, a weekly increase of 114,008. In all, 58% of Florida’s population has received a vaccine.

Positivity Rate: The positivity rate for new cases was 7.8%, up from 5.2% the previous week.

Deaths: A total of 38,157 Florida residents have died from a primary diagnosis of COVID-19, an increase of 172 from the previous week.

(NOTE: Cases and deaths in the report may have happened days or weeks earlier, according to state officials. The state is also now only counting deaths involving Florida residents.)

County Breakdown:

(July 2 - July 8, 2021)

County Cases (Increase)Positivity (prv.)# Vaccinations% Vaccinated (prv.)
Hillsborough 147,474 (1,227)8.4% (5.7%)692,26354% (53%)
Pinellas81,522 (569)6.1% (3.7%)508,03957% (57%)
Polk73,144 (687)8.7% (5.9%)307,50750% (49%)
Sarasota32,863 (230)6.0% (3.5%)270,77367% (67%)
Manatee39,947 (245)7.7% (3.9%)202,73557% (56%)
Pasco 43,825 (394)7.9% (4.9%)258,37954% (54%)
Hernando 15,137 (162)9.2% (5.8%)83,09748% (48%)

ABOUT THE DATA: As of June 4, 2021, the Florida Department of Health no longer offers daily updates on coronavirus data, and instead issues a county-by-county and statewide weekly breakdown on about COVID-19 cases, deaths, and other information. Cases and deaths in the report may have happened days or weeks earlier, according to state officials. The state is also now only counting deaths involving Florida residents.

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