TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida has officially joined seven other states in surpassing 100,000 cases of COVID-19.
On Monday, the Florida Department of Health reported that the number of cases has risen to 100,217. The state is also reporting 3,173 deaths associated with COVID-19.
Monday’s increase of 2,926 cases was the state’s smallest single-day rise over the past six days, according to the latest data released by FDOH.
Florida has confirmed at least 13,119 coronavirus-related hospitalizations since the start of the outbreak. However, the death rate continues to shrink even as the cases spike.
Since Friday, Leon County has reported 78 new cases of COVID-19. Out of 23,405 people tested, Leon County has a total of 587 confirmed cases.
The rate of positivity among people tested for COVID-19 across Florida has recently increased. Here's a breakdown of the overall percent positive in our local counties:
Leon (23,405 tested) - 2.5%
Franklin (740 tested) - 0.5%
Gadsden (5,428 tested) - 6%
Hamilton (2,517 tested) - 12%
Jackson (4,727 tested) - 7.2%
Jefferson (1,011 tested) - 3.6%
Lafayette (456 tested) - 4.4%
Liberty (2,303 tested) - 9.6%
Madison (1,740 tested) - 8.2%
Suwannee (3,259 tested) - 8.9%
Taylor (1,339 tested) - 5.1%
Wakulla (1,848 tested) -2.2%