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Florida Adds Nearly 9,000 New Coronavirus Cases Sunday

The Florida Department of Health on Sunday reported that 8,958 people tested positive for the coronavirus since Saturday.

This brings Florida's total number of coronavirus cases to 1,125,931 cases.

Florida also recorded 84 deaths from complications due to COVID-19 since Saturday.


The statewide death toll now stands at 20,133 people.

The deaths recorded Sunday may have occurred in the days or weeks prior.

Across Florida, 4,687 people were hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 on Sunday afternoon. That's up 188 from just one day earlier.

State Totals (as of Sunday, Dec. 13):

  • Positive Tests – 1,125,931
  • Deaths – 20,133


Daily Changes:

  • State: Positive Tests – 8,958 | Deaths - 84
  • Greater Tampa Bay Region: Positive Tests – 1,614 | Deaths - 15


Daily Testing (statewide):

  • Tests Received – 129,340 tests | Positivity Rate – 7.89%


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. 13: 8,958/84
  • Dec. 12: 10,577/72
  • Dec. 11: 11,699/126
  • 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


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

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