Florida adds 5,065 coronavirus cases, 95 deaths Sunday

Romy Ellenbogen, Tampa Bay Times
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Florida recorded 5,065 coronavirus cases Sunday, bringing the total number of infections recorded to 1,868,772.

The state’s weekly case average decreased to about 5,914 infections announced per week.

The Florida Department of Health also announced 95 deaths from coronavirus Sunday. Statewide, 30,434 people have died from the virus. About 166 deaths are announced per day, based on the weekly average.

Hospitalizations: About 4,150 people in Florida are hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of coronavirus, according to the Agency for Heath Care Administration. About 830 of the hospitalizations are in the Tampa Bay area.

About 24 percent of Florida’s hospital beds and 23 percent of its intensive care unit beds were available. In Tampa Bay, about 24 percent of hospital beds and 26 percent of ICU beds were open.

Cases that resulted in a hospitalization increased by 106 admissions.

Positivity: Florida’s average weekly positivity rate is about 7 percent, according to Johns Hopkins University. It is one of 24 states that fail to meet the World Health organization recommendation for a positivity rate of 5 percent or below before loosening movement restrictions.

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

Local numbers: Tampa Bay added 926 coronavirus cases and five deaths Sunday.

Two deaths each were recorded in Citrus and Manatee counties. One death was recorded in Pasco County. No new deaths were reported in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pinellas or Polk counties.

As of the latest count, Hillsborough has 108,964 cases and 1,464 deaths; Pinellas has 64,951 cases and 1,427 deaths; Polk has 55,861 cases and 1,115 deaths; Manatee has 31,098 cases and 585 deaths; Pasco has 32,581 cases and 638 deaths; Hernando has 10,999 cases and 393 deaths; and Citrus has 9,571 cases and 387 deaths.

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