| Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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The Florida Department of Health reported 7,179 new COVID-19 cases and 136 newly verified deaths Tuesday.
The cumulative number of Florida cases is now 1,918,100 and the reported death toll for state residents since the pandemic began is 31,135.
From yesterday: Florida reports 1,700 new cases, 147 deaths Monday, March 1
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The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 is 79,731 since the pandemic began. The Department of Health notes the total figure is cumulative and does not reflect the number of COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals.
Here’s a breakdown of the latest numbers in Florida:
Florida COVID overview
- Total cases: 1,918,100
- Deaths of Florida residents: 31,135
- Hospitalizations: 79,731
- Total Florida residents tested: 1,882,865
- Florida residents tested yesterday: 148,412
- Daily positivity rate for new cases: 5.69%
The positivity rate is calculated by the state by using the total number of people tested for the virus and the total number of people who have tested positive. Health officials have said the positivity rate should stay at or below 5% to ensure a large enough group of the population is being tested.
Deaths in long-term care facilities
- Total: 10,649
Vaccinations in Florida
- People vaccinated with at least one dose: 1,360,681
- People fully vaccinated: 1,723,722
Vaccination data provided by Johns Hopkins University and state health departments. Click on the map below for county-by-county details.
Top 5 cities with confirmed cases
- Miami: 236,278
- Orlando: 83,827
- Jacksonville: 82,269
- Tampa: 64,937
- Hialeah: 57,736
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