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Florida Adds 10K Coronavirus Cases, Although Numbers Trending Down

Florida is averaging 9,848 new cases per day over the past week, according to data from Johns Hopkins. That’s down 13% since last week and 24% from two weeks ago.

The daily average of new coronavirus cases in Florida has fallen since the start of the year.

Florida is averaging 9,848 new cases per day in the last week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University analyzed by NPR.

That’s a 13% decrease over the week prior, and a 24% decrease from two weeks ago.

The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday reported 10,533 people tested positive for the coronavirus since Monday.

The statewide total is at 1,737,640 cases.

Nearly 149,000 tests for the coronavirus were returned Monday. The rate of people testing positive for the first time was 8.36%.

The deaths of 140 people from complications related to COVID-19 were recorded since Monday. However, state data reflects deaths and hospitalizations are trending down in recent weeks.

The deaths reported Tuesday may have occurred in the days or weeks prior.

More than 1.7 million people have received a coronavirus vaccine in Florida, with 372,207 getting both doses.

State Totals (as of Tuesday, Feb. 2):

  • Positive Tests – 1,737,640
  • Deaths – 27,269

Daily Changes:

  • State: Positive Tests – 10,533 | Deaths - 140
  • Greater Tampa Bay Region: Positive Tests – 1,998 | Deaths - 24

Daily Testing (statewide):

  • Tests Received – 148,722 | Positivity Rate – 8.36%

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:

  • Feb. 2: 10,533/140
  • Feb. 1: 5,730/214
  • Jan. 31: 7,788/120
  • Jan. 30: 15,019/110
  • Jan. 29: 10,976/229
  • Jan. 28: 11,423/207
  • Jan. 27: 8,408/169
  • 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

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Daylina Miller is a multimedia reporter for WUSF and Health News Florida, covering health in the Tampa Bay area and across the state.