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Daily Florida COVID-19 Deaths Again Over 150

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Florida Department of Health

Florida deaths attributed to the coronavirus in a 24-hour period were again over 150 Wednesday.

The Department of Health recorded the deaths of 155 people since Tuesday's report; 20 of them in the greater Tampa Bay area.

Statewide, 10,872 people have died due to complications from COVID-19.

The deaths were recorded by the state since Tuesday's report, but they may have occurred days or weeks earlier.

According to Wednesday’s report from the Florida Department of Health, another 3,220 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the state in the 24-hour period since Tuesday’s report; bringing the statewide total to 608,722.

In the greater Tampa Bay region, there were 536 new positive tests.

Of 65,295 tests returned to the state Tuesday, 5.75% of those tested for the first time were positive.

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.

Greater Tampa Bay region positive tests as of Wednesday, August 26:

  • Hillsborough: 36,157
  • Pinellas: 19,605
  • Polk: 16,498
  • Manatee: 10,278
  • Pasco: 7,868
  • Sarasota: 7,066
  • Hernando: 2,493

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

  • August 26: 3,220 / 155
  • August 25: 2,673 / 183
  • August 24: 2,258 / 72
  • August 23: 2,974 / 51
  • August 22: 4,311 / 107
  • August 21: 4,684 / 118
  • August 20: 4,555 / 117
  • August 19: 4,115 / 174
  • August 18: 3,838 / 219
  • August 17: 2,678 / 87
  • August 16: 3,779 / 107
  • August 15: 6,352 / 204
  • August 14: 6,148 / 228
  • August 13: 6,236 / 148