Florida reports 5,610 new COVID-19 cases, with 148 more deaths

David Fleshler, South Florida Sun Sentinel
·1 min read

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 2,354 new cases on Tuesday.

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.



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.


David Fleshler can be reached at dfleshler@sunsentinel.com and 954-356-4535.