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Florida's COVID-19 cases climb to 103,506, those under 35 now make up majority of cases

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 13:04:51-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — As Florida's COVID-19 cases continue to climb, the Big Bend area is also seeing an increase in cases among those under 35.

On Tuesday, the state reported ‭3,289‬ new cases, bringing the total number of cases in Florida to 103,506. As of the latest numbers, 3,237 people in Florida have died from the virus and 13,318 Floridians have been hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic.

Nearly 200 new hospitalizations were reported on Tuesday.

The median age of these cases for Monday was 35. Those between 25-34 now account for the majority of the state's cases, according to the FDOH's data.

The percent positivity for new cases, which is reflective of the number of people who tested positive for the first time divided by all the people tested that day (excluding people who have previously tested positive), has steadily risen over the last two weeks.

The percent of positive results has ranged from 4.38 percent to 12.26 percent over the past 2 weeks and was 10.89 percent on Monday.

In Leon County, 17 cases were added overnight to bring the total to 596 with the median age of those cases coming in at 22. Since the begin of the pandemic, the median age for Leon County's cases has lowered to 29.

For a full breakdown of cases in our area, click here.