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Florida Adds 8,408 Coronavirus Cases, 160 Deaths

The state reported almost 8,408 people tested positive for the coronavirus since Tuesday's report.
The state reported almost 8,408 people tested positive for the coronavirus since Tuesday's report.

Florida is averaging 11,238 new cases per day in the last week, an 8% decrease over the week prior and a 29% decrease from two weeks ago.

The state reported 8,408 people tested positive for the coronavirus since Tuesday - bringing Florida's total to 1,676,171 cases.

The rate of people who tested positive for the first time on Tuesday was 10.19%.

Florida is averaging 11,238 new cases per day in the last week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University analyzed by NPR. That’s an 8% decrease over the week prior, and a 29% decrease from two weeks ago.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the state reported 6,667 people were being treated at hospitals in Florida because of the virus.

State Totals (as of Tuesday, Jan. 26):

  • Positive Tests – 1,676,171
  • Deaths – 26,249


Daily Changes:

State:

  • Positive Tests – 8,408| Deaths –169


Greater Tampa Bay Region:

  • Positive Tests – 1,397 | Deaths – 34


Daily Testing (statewide):

  • Tests Received – 96,657 | Positivity Rate – 10.19%


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:

  • Jan. 27: 8408/169
  • Jan. 26: 9,594/231
  • Jan. 25: 8,720/156
  • Jan. 24: 9,535/132
  • Jan. 23: 12,311/156
  • Jan. 22: 13,719/277
  • Jan. 21: 12,873/163
  • Jan. 20: 11,914/145
  • Jan. 19: 9,816/163
  • Jan. 18: 8,002/142
  • Jan. 17: 11,093/135
  • Jan. 16: 12,119/211
  • Jan. 15: 16,875/188
  • Jan. 14: 13,720/222

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