Florida reports 5,244 new COVID-19 cases and 80 additional deaths on Saturday

Wayne K. Roustan, South Florida Sun Sentinel
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The seven-day average for new cases has been declining since January 8.

Take a deeper look at Florida’s updated coronavirus numbers.

South Florida

South Florida reported 2,381 new cases on Saturday.

Testing and positivity

Public health experts say the virus is considered under control when the COVID-19 test positivity rate is under 5%. But since Oct. 29, Florida has exceeded 5% in its widely publicized calculation for assessing the rate for testing of residents.

Deaths

Hospitalizations

Hospitalizations hit a peak in late July of about 9,500 patients statewide, then dipped as low as 2,011 on Oct. 19. The numbers steadily increased throughout November and December.

Explore the map of current hospital capacity across Florida.