TAMPA (WFLA) — Florida surpassed 100,000 cases of coronavirus Monday while the percent of new people testing positive dropped more than four percent.
While surpassing 100,000 cases of COVID-19 is a grim milestone, the Florida Dept. of Health was able to report some positive news Monday, as the percent of positive results from new cases dropped from 11.9% to 7.7%.
The state saw 2,926 new cases of the coronavirus reported Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 100,217. Florida has seen an increase of over 1,000 COVID-19 cases in 19 of the last 20 days.
The percent positivity for new cases – or the number of people who tested positive for the first time divided by all the people tested that day – was 7.74% Monday. The total percent positive of all tests – including people who have been tested on multiple days – was 8.98%. State officials say a total of 33,831 people tested negative while 3,338 tests came back positive.
The death count increased by 12 Monday, bringing the death toll to 3,173. Hospitalizations have reached 13,119.
ESCAMBIA COUNTY: 951 confirmed cases and 41 reported deaths
SANTA ROSA COUNTY: 345 confirmed cases and 9 reported deaths
OKALOOSA COUNTY: 421 confirmed cases and 6 reported deaths
For more information on coronavirus in Florida, visit the live DOH Dashboard here.
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