Florida adds 3,987 coronavirus cases, 32 deaths Sunday

Romy Ellenbogen, Tampa Bay Times
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Florida recorded 3,987 coronavirus cases Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 2,008,349.

The weekly case average increased to about 4,506 cases announced per day. The Florida Department of Health also announced 32 deaths from the virus. In Florida, 33,369 people have died from coronavirus. The weekly average is about 73 deaths announced per day.

Hospitalizations: About 2,800 people are hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of coronavirus in Florida, according to the Agency for Health Care Administration. About 625 of those patients are in the Tampa Bay area.

About 26 percent of Florida’s hospital beds and ICU beds were available Sunday afternoon. Locally, about 25 percent of hospital beds and 26 percent of ICU beds were open.

Cases that resulted in a hospitalization increased by 68 admissions.

Positivity: Florida’s average weekly positivity rate is about 6 percent, according to Johns Hopkins University. It is one of 19 states that fails to meet the World Health Organization’s recommendation for a 5 percent positivity rate or below before loosening movement restrictions.

When the positivity rate is too high, it can indicate there isn’t enough widespread testing to capture mild, asymptomatic and negative cases.

Local numbers: Tampa Bay added 770 coronavirus cases and 2 deaths on Sunday.

One death was recorded in Hillsborough and one was in Pasco.

As of the latest count, Hillsborough has 118,061 cases and 1,598 deaths; Pinellas has 70,251 cases and 1,542 deaths; Polk has 59,767 cases and 1,226 deaths; Manatee has 33,832 cases and 642 deaths; Pasco has 35,336 cases and 688 deaths; Hernando has 12,052 cases and 441 deaths; and Citrus has 10,156 cases and 423 deaths.

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