COVID-19 cases in Florida surpass 63,000 after more than 1,000 new cases were reported

1,180 new coronavirus cases reported Saturday by FDOH

A microscope image shows the virus that causes COVID-19.
A microscope image shows the virus that causes COVID-19.

The Florida Department of Health again announced over a thousand new positive coronavirus cases across the state.

The Florida Department of Health reported 1,180 new people have tested positive for the respiratory illness.

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This brings the state’s total of all confirmed coronavirus cases since the disease was first detected in the state on March 1 to 63,938, as well as a total of 2,700 deaths. 12 additional deaths were reported after Saturday.

Since March, 10,942 people with severe cases of the virus have required hospitalization. The state does not report the number of current patients in hospitals with the coronavirus or the number of individuals who have recovered from the disease after being diagnosed.

The newly reported cases also depend on the number of tests administered per day but the state doesn’t release private lab testing in its overall total so that percentage is difficult to determine.

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Multiple days this week, Florida has seen an increase of over 1,000 new coronavirus cases.

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