Florida COVID-19 positive tests remain over 2,000 for second straight day

Florida is reporting for the second day in a row more than 2,000 positive COVID-19 test results, which is the second-highest one-day increase in new COVID-19 cases since the state began tracking infections.

According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), test results for more than 39,800 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight, on Friday, June 12. 

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Those record breaking results yielded 2,581 new positive COVID-19 cases (1,885 Florida residents and 17 non-Florida residents) and 48 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19.

While the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 5 percent, on June 11, 6.2 percent of new cases tested positive.

The day before, test results for more than 34,500 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight, on Thursday, June 11. The results were 1,902 new positive COVID-19 cases (1,885 Florida residents and 17 non-Florida residents) and 29 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19. On June 11, 5 percent of new cases tested positive.

Two days ago test results for more than 31,400 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight, on Wednesday, June 10. Those results were 1,698 new positive COVID-19 cases (1,677 Florida residents and 21 non-Florida residents) and 47 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19. On June 10, 5.5 percent of new cases were positive.

On Sunday, June 14th, the FDOH released data for more than 50,400 individuals that were reported to DOH as of midnight, on Saturday, June 13. The results were 2,016 new positive COVID-19 cases (2,016 Florida residents and 0 non-Florida residents) and 45 non-Florida resident cases have been determined to be Florida resident cases through epidemiological investigations. Six Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19. 

The percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 5 percent, on June 13, 4.46 percent of new cases tested positive.

To date, there are a total of 75,568 Florida cases and 2,931 deaths related to COVID-19.

Data for Alachua County can be found here

http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partners/action/report_archive/county/county_reports_latest.pdf

As of 3 p.m. on June 14th, Alachua County reports 541 cases, 84 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths. The median age for positive cases is 36.

 The FDOH has sent mobile units out to small towns in Alachua County for testing. Currently, Newberry has 25 cases, City of Alachua has 21, High Springs has 10, Archer has less than 5, Hawthorne has 8, and Micanopy has less than 5 as does Waldo.

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