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Florida's Daily COVID-19 Positivity Rate Below 4%

Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.
Florida Department of Health
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Since Sunday’s report, 1,736 people in Florida tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 665,730. It's the lowest single day increase since June 11.

Of the 50,968 tests returned over a 24-hour period, 3.91% of new cases tested positive, according to Monday's report from the Florida Department of Health. That's the first time the positivity rate has been below 4% since June 8.

The state recorded the deaths of 36 people due to complications from COVID-19 since Sunday, bringing the statewide death toll to 12,800.

None of the deaths occurred in the greater Tampa Bay region. It’s the second straight day that there were no coronavirus-related deaths reported in the area.

The daily report shows 371 new positive tests in the Tampa Bay region.

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

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 Monday, September 14:

  • Hillsborough: 39,600
  • Pinellas: 20,988
  • Polk: 18,523
  • Manatee: 10,932
  • Pasco: 8,551
  • Sarasota: 7,644
  • Hernando: 2,894

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

  • Sept. 14: 1,736/36
  • Sept. 13: 2,423/8
  • Sept. 12: 3,190/98
  • Sept. 11: 3,650/176
  • Sept. 10: 2,583/213
  • Sept. 9: 2,056/202
  • Sept. 8: 1,831/44
  • Sept. 7: 1,838/22
  • Sept. 6: 2,564/38
  • Sept. 5: 3,656/61
  • Sept. 4: 3,198/103
  • Sept. 3: 3,571/149
  • Sept. 2: 2,402/130
  • Sept. 1: 7,569*/190

*About 75,000 tests were turned in from Quest dating back to 4/22, 3,870 were positive

Lisa Peakes is the local host of NPR's All Things Considered on WUSF 89.7.