Coronavirus: Florida reports 10,000 new cases, 72 deaths

Over 150,000 people tested Friday

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health released their new findings on Florida’s fight against the coronavirus Saturday.

Florida confirmed over 10,000 more COVID-19 cases Saturday. The state is now up to 1,116,973 total cases of COVID-19.

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Below is a breakdown of Florida’s COVID-19 numbers for Saturday, Dec. 12.


The Florida Department of Health reported 10,577 new cases on Saturday, bringing the state’s overall total to more than 1.11 million cases since March. Of those new cases, 2,236 were reported in the Central Florida region.


The state reported 72 new virus deaths Saturday, bringing the COVID-19 death toll to 20,049 deaths across the state, of those 264 are non-residents who died in Florida.

State health officials have always maintained that virus fatalities are often delayed in being reported to the FDOH, with some deaths not reported for a month or more.


As of Saturday, there are currently 4,499 people with the virus hospitalized in Florida, according to the state Agency for Health Care Administration.

In total, 57,986 people have been hospitalized in Florida after complications from the coronavirus. The state reported 258 new hospitalizations on Saturday.

Positivity rate

The percent of positive results ranged from 7.36% to 9.25% over the past two weeks and was 7.91% Friday.

Below is a county-by-county breakdown of COVID-19 data for the Central Florida region.

CountyCasesNew CasesHospitalizationsNew HospitalizationsDeathsNew Deaths

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