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Florida Adds Most New Coronavirus Cases In A Day Since July

The state reported more than 11,300 positive tests on Thursday, the highest single-day increase since late July.
The state reported more than 11,300 positive tests on Thursday, the highest single-day increase since late July.

The Department of Health's report shows 11,335 people tested positive for the coronavirus since Wednesday, while also recording 135 deaths.

The Florida Department of Health's Thursday coronavirus report showed that 11,335 people tested positive since Wednesday, bringing Florida's total to 1,094,697 cases.

The last time that many cases were reported was on July 25, when 12,199 positive tests were added.

On that day, 120,688 tests were returned with a positivity rate for new cases at 11.43 percent. In comparison, 157,462 tests were returned Wednesday, and the positivity rate was 8.07 percent.

Florida recorded 135 deaths from complications due to COVID-19 since Wednesday, the most in a single day since Oct. 15. The death toll was up to 19,851 people.

Statewide, 4,554 people were hospitalized. That's five less than a day earlier.

The deaths were recorded since Wednesday's report, but may have occurred days or weeks earlier.

State Totals (as of Thursday, Dec. 10):

  • Positive Tests – 1,094,697
  • Deaths – 19,851

Daily Changes:

  • State: Positive Tests – 11,335 | Deaths - 135

  • Greater Tampa Bay Region: Positive Tests – 2,575 | Deaths - 30

Daily Testing (statewide):

  • Tests Received – 157,462 | Positivity Rate – 8.07%

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. 10: 11,335/135
  • Dec. 9: 9,592/89
  • Dec. 8: 7,985/98
  • 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 (no report issued by the state a day earlier due to Thanksgiving)

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Stephanie Colombini joined WUSF Public Media in December 2016 as Producer of Florida Matters, WUSF’s public affairs show. She’s also a reporter for WUSF’s Health News Florida project.