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Florida adds 4,663 coronavirus cases and 41 deaths Monday

Monday’s update brings Florida’s total coronavirus infections to 889,864 and deaths to 17,775.

Florida reported 4,663 coronavirus infections and 41 deaths Monday, bringing the overall death toll to 17,775 since the start of the pandemic, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Monday’s late report comes after a weekend where the state’s virus caseload soared to more than 10,000 in a single day, and the national caseload ballooned to 11 million infections.

Since March 1 a total 889,864 people in the state have tested positive for the virus. Roughly one in every 23 Floridians have now been infected by the coronavirus.

Florida’s coronavirus caseload remains the third-highest in the nation behind Texas with 1.05 million infections and California with 1.02 million. With more than one million new coronavirus infections reported nationwide in less than a week, the race is on for pharmaceutical companies like Moderna and Pfizier to make promising new vaccines available to the public.

By 5 p.m. Monday, Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center was reporting an additional 133,000 coronavirus cases reported throughout the country on Monday, bringing the nation’s overall caseload to about 11.12 million and deaths to about 247,000. Worldwide, more than 54.3 million have been infected with COVID-19 this year, and more than 1.3 million have died from the virus.

Hospitalizations: By Monday evening, 3,243 people across Florida were in the hospital with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19, according to the Agency for Health Care Administration — an increase of 120 hospitalizations in the last 24 hours.

Roughly 21 percent of those were being treated in Tampa Bay area hospitals, which reported 692 coronavirus patients Monday. Local hospitalizations rose by about a quarter in the past month, records show.

About 26 percent of both regular hospital beds available statewide and adult beds in Florida’s intensive care units were available for new patients Monday. In the Tampa Bay area, about 24 percent of hospital beds and 22 percent of adult ICU beds were available Monday.

Hospitalizations throughout the state have risen by by 24 percent in the past month. Hillsborough County’s hospitalizations on Sunday was the fourth-highest in the state.

Positivity: Florida’s average weekly positivity rate is about 8.6 percent, according to Johns Hopkins University, which recently changed its metric to align more closely with the Florida Department of Health’s measure.

For much of the fall, Florida’s positivity rate has steadily declined from a high of 20 percent during a case surge in mid-July. Still, Florida is one of 44 states above the World Health Organization’s recommended positivity rate of 5 percent or below. A high positivity rate can indicate there’s not enough testing in a given area to capture mild and asymptomatic cases.

On Sunday, state health officials reported the results from just under 52,500 coronavirus tests.

Local numbers: Tampa Bay added 850 coronavirus cases on Monday and 24 deaths.

One death was reported in Citrus and Pinellas counties, nine were logged in Hillsborough and 13 in Manatee. Pasco, Polk and Hernando did not report any new deaths Monday.

Citrus County leads the region with an average weekly positivity rate of about 11 percent, followed by Polk at nearly 9 percent, Hillsborough and Pasco counties at 8 percent, Manatee and Hernando counties at 7 percent and Pinellas County at 6 percent.

As of the latest counts, Hillsborough has 53,187 cases and 871 deaths; Pinellas has 29,297 cases and 859 deaths; Polk has 25,379 cases and 650 deaths; Manatee has 14,855 cases and 362 deaths; Pasco has 12,666 cases and 260 deaths; Hernando has 4,275 cases and 188 deaths; and Citrus has 3,957 cases and 149 deaths.

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