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State Records 106 COVID-19 Deaths Since Sunday

In Monday's report from the Health Department, 7,711 people tested positive since Sunday, bringing Florida's total to 1,065,785 cases.

The state recorded 106 deaths from complications due to COVID-19 since Sunday, bringing the overall death toll in Florida to 19,529 people.

The state also reported 7,711 people tested positive for COVID-19 since Sunday, bringing Florida's total to 1,065,785 cases.

Statewide, 4,495 people were hospitalized. That's an increase of 95 since Sunday.

The Florida Department of Health reported the state got back the results for 111,745 tests Sunday. Of those tested for the first time, 7.64 percent were positive.

That deaths included 16 people in the greater Tampa Bay region, with seven of those in Hillsborough County. The number of coronavirus-related deaths crossed the 300 mark in Pasco County, and is just shy of 400 in Sarasota County.

As of 2 p.m. Monday, 990 people in the Tampa region were hospitalized with COVID-19 as the primary cause — up five from Sunday. In the area, 1,286 people tested positive for the virus.

State Totals (as of Monday, Dec. 7):

  • Positive Tests – 1,065,785
  • Deaths – 19,529

Daily Changes:

  • State: Positive Tests – 7,711 | Deaths - 106
  • Greater Tampa Bay Region: Positive Tests – 1,286 | Deaths - 16

Daily Testing (statewide):

  • Tests Received – 111,745 | Positivity Rate – 7.64%

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. 7: 7,711/106
  • Dec. 6: 8,436/96
  • Dec. 5: 10,431/91
  • Dec. 4: 10,177/124
  • Dec. 3: 10,870/100
  • Dec. 2: 9,994/96
  • Dec. 1: 8,847/82
  • 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

(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.