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Florida Reports 100 People Died From COVID-19 In One Day

The state's death count from COVID-19 shot up by 100 people Thursday, bringing the total to 19,112.

Thursday’s report from the Florida Department of Health added 100 new deaths from the coronavirus.

It also showed that 10,870 more people in Florida tested positive for COVID-19 since Wednesday's update. That brings the statewide total to 1,029,030.

Of the people tested for the first time across Florida, 8.2% were positive.

A total of 19,112 people have died in Florida due to complications related to the coronavirus.

The deaths recorded by the state on any given day may have occurred days or weeks earlier.

Here are the latest figures according to the Florida Department of Health.

State Totals (as of Thursday, Dec. 3):

  • Positive Tests – 1,029,030
  • Deaths – 19,112

Daily Changes:

  • State: Positive Tests – 10,870| Deaths - 100
  • Greater Tampa Bay Region: Positive Tests – 1,817 | Deaths - 21

Daily Testing (statewide):

  • Tests Received – 146,910 | Positivity Rate – 8.2%

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:

  • Dec. 3: 10,870/100
  • Dec. 2: 9,994/96
  • Dec. 1: 8,947/82
  • Nov. 30: 6,658/98
  • Nov. 29: 7,364/59
  • Nov. 28: 6,276/81
  • Nov. 27: 17,345/114
  • Nov. 26: No report
  • 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

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

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Steve Newborn is WUSF's assistant news director as well as a reporter and producer at WUSF covering environmental issues and politics in the Tampa Bay area.