Sunday’s Florida Department of Health’s daily coronavirus dashboard report recorded 2,482 new cases and 22 total losses, but only two deaths in South Florida. Both of these were in Miami-Dade Country. Sunday is normally the day with the cheapest case numbers and death toll as data tends to be gathered and entered at a lower rate on the weekends. For the COVID-19 outbreak, Florida reports 2,292,004 cases, 36,075 resident deaths, and 36,798 total losses.
The Florida Department of Health states the number of known cases of COVID-19 in the state rose by 1,976 Monday. According to the state’s daily report, the total number of cases since the outbreak started is now 2,293,980. The number of Florida resident deaths has hit 36,133, an increase of 58 since Sunday’s report. Additionally, a total of 724 non-Floridians have expired in the state. Locally, Pinellas County reported seven new deaths. Hernando and Hillsborough each reported two, while Manatee, Pasco, and Polk each recorded one. If the 2,293,980 cases, 2,251,148 are Florida residents while 42,832 are non-Florida residents in the state. The percentage of positive new tests declined from its summertime peak, remaining less than 10% for many months, but it reached that point again during the holiday season & into 2021 before falling again. It was at 4.42% this Sunday, the most recent date available.
The number of new cases had been trending down in the fall, facing the number of tests being given. It started to rise again in the winter and then fall, but it has begun to rise again slowly. The Florida Department of Health has opened a coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Agents will be answering questions around the clock. These may also be emailed to [email protected] Email responses are sent during call center hours.
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