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Florida adds 10,533 coronavirus cases, 140 deaths

The state’s positivity rate was 9.1 percent on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Tuesday coronavirus report card: vaccinations, cases, hospitalizations and deaths
Tuesday coronavirus report card: vaccinations, cases, hospitalizations and deaths [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times ]
Published Feb. 2, 2021|Updated Feb. 2, 2021

The Department of Health reported 10,533 coronavirus cases and 140 deaths Tuesday, bringing the total number of Florida deaths to 27,269.

The total number of infections recorded in the state totals 1,737,640.

On average, the state health department has reported 9,982 infections and 170 deaths per day this week. It can take officials up to two weeks to confirm and report a coronavirus-related death, meaning the number of deaths added does not necessarily reflect the number of people who died the previous day.

The Florida Department of Health processed more than 124,000 tests Monday, with a daily positivity rate of about 8.4 percent.

Vaccinations: Florida has vaccinated 1,747,761 people, according to Tuesday’s report, with 46,266 people vaccinated Monday. So far, 372,207 people have received both doses needed for immunity, while 1,375,554 people have received just one dose.

In Hillsborough County, 79,786 people have been vaccinated; in Pinellas, 78,227; in Pasco, 31,174; in Manatee, 27,155; in Polk, 36,055; in Hernando, 14,392; and in Citrus, 14,794.

Hospitalizations: Florida hospitals are currently treating 6,021 patients for COVID-19, including 1,216 people in the Tampa Bay region, according to the Agency for Health Care Administration.

The health department reported 410 new admissions Tuesday, including 98 admissions locally.

About 21 percent of hospital beds and 17 percent of adult intensive care unit beds were available statewide. In Tampa Bay, about 17 percent of hospital beds and 13 percent of adult ICU beds were open.

Positivity: Florida’s positivity rate was 9.1 percent Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Before reopening, states should maintain a positivity rate of 5 percent or less for at least two weeks, according to the World Health Organization. A positivity rate of 5 percent or less indicates that testing is widespread enough to capture mild, asymptomatic and negative cases.

Six states, Guam and the District of Columbia currently have a positivity rate below 5 percent.

Local numbers: Tampa Bay added 1,863 cases and 34 deaths Tuesday.

Polk County recorded 10 deaths. Citrus County reported nine deaths, while Hernando and Pasco counties added five deaths each. Manatee County added four deaths and Pinellas County added one death. Hillsborough County removed two deaths from its count, which indicates those deaths were not coronavirus related, or those who died were not residents.

Polk County’s weekly average positivity rate was 11 percent, while Citrus County had a positivity rate of 10 percent. Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties each had a positivity rate of 9 percent. Manatee County’s positivity rate was 8 percent and Pinellas County’s positivity rate was 7 percent.

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As of the latest count, Hillsborough has 101,551 cases and 1,331 deaths; Pinellas has 60,130 cases and 1,318 deaths; Polk has 51,050 cases and 984 deaths; Manatee has 28,914 cases and 510 deaths; Pasco has 29,917 cases and 567 deaths; Hernando has 10,028 cases and 351 deaths; and Citrus has 8,743 cases and 355 deaths.

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