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Florida Reports 99 New COVID-19 Deaths On Wednesday

The state reported 8,376 people tested positive for COVID-19 since Monday, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 961,676.
The state reported 8,376 people tested positive for COVID-19 since Monday, bringing the total to 961,676.

The state reported the deaths of 99 people due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, the most in a day since Oct. 21. Hospitalizations for the virus were down from the day before.

The state on Wednesday recorded the deaths of 99 people due to complications from COVID-19 since Tuesday, bringing the overall death toll to 18,482.

The deaths were recorded by the Florida Department of Health since Tuesday’s report, but they may have occurred days or weeks earlier.

The state also reported 8,376 people tested positive for COVID-19 since Tuesday. That brings the total number of people testing positive to 961,676.

The department reported the state got back the results for 128,226 tests Tuesday. Of those tested for the first time, 7.10% were positive.

As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, the state reported 3,724 people were being hospitalized statewide with the virus as the primary diagnosis. That's down 56 from the same time a day earlier.

In the greater Tampa Bay region, 1,322 people tested positive. It's the third straight day, and eighth day in nine, that the number of new regional cases topped 1,000.

Twenty-nine deaths were recorded in the Tampa Bay region, including 12 in Hillsborough County and five in Sarasota County. Hospitalizations were down slightly in the region.

State Totals (as of Wednesday, Nov. 25):

  • Positive Tests – 961,676
  • Deaths - 18,482

Daily Changes:

  • State: Positive Tests – 8,376 | Deaths - 99
  • Greater Tampa Bay Region: Positive Tests – 1,322 | Deaths - 29

Daily Testing (statewide):

· Tests Received – 128,226 | Positivity Rate – 7.10%

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:

  • Nov. 25: 8,376/99
  • Nov. 24: 8,555/73
  • Nov. 23: 6,331/96
  • Nov. 22: 6,586/62
  • Nov. 21: 8,410/42
  • Nov. 20: 9,085/80
  • Nov. 19: 9,085/81
  • Nov. 18: 7,925/88
  • Nov. 17: 7,459/86
  • Nov. 16: 4,663/41
  • Nov. 15: 10,105/30
  • Nov. 14: 4,544/45
  • Nov. 13: 6,933/74
  • Nov. 12: 5,607/73

(Go to the Florida Counties tab below for a breakdown of cases and deaths by county):

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Cathy Carter is the education reporter for WUSF 89.7 and StateImpact Florida.