COVID-19: Florida reports 8,958 new cases, 141 new hospitalizations

Close to 130,000 people were tested Saturday

Registered nurse Laura Moore, left, swabs a patient during testing for COVID-19 organized by Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers at Mifflin Square Park, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in south Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Registered nurse Laura Moore, left, swabs a patient during testing for COVID-19 organized by Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers at Mifflin Square Park, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in south Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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

Florida confirmed 8,958 more COVID-19 cases Sunday. The state is now up to 1,125,931 total cases of COVID-19.

Sunday’s new cases were the lowest since Dec. 7 when there were 7,876 new cases reported.

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[READ YESTERDAY’S REPORT: Florida reports 10,000 new cases, 72 deaths]


Below is a breakdown of Florida’s COVID-19 numbers for Sunday, Dec. 13.

Cases

The Florida Department of Health reported 8,958 new cases on Sunday, bringing the state’s overall total to more than 1.12 million cases since March. Of those new cases, 1,587 were reported in the Central Florida region.

Deaths

The state reported 84 new virus deaths Sunday, bringing the COVID-19 death toll to 20,133 deaths across the state, of those 267 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.

Hospitalizations

As of Sunday, there are currently 4,687 people with the virus hospitalized in Florida, according to the state Agency for Health Care Administration.

In total, 58,127 people have been hospitalized in Florida after complications from the coronavirus. The state reported 141 new hospitalizations on Sunday.

Positivity rate

The percent of positive results ranged from 7.37% to 9.25% over the past two weeks and was 7.89% Sunday.


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

CountyCasesNew CasesHospitalizationsNew HospitalizationsDeathsNew Deaths
Brevard17,730991,29344770
Flagler3,049252060460
Lake12,29115589302711
Marion14,8491051,20914221
Orange63,8145331,82156790
Osceola21,4161481,00622680
Polk31,1732063,13827231
Seminole15,29712286322971
Sumter4,0152835001020
Volusia18,5851661,18933901

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