COVID-19 in Florida: State records 19,816 new cases, 164 deaths Thursday, Jan. 7

The Florida Department of Health reported 19,816 new COVID-19 cases and 164 newly verified deaths…

COVID-19 in Florida: State records 19,816 new cases, 164 deaths Thursday, Jan
COVID-19 in Florida: State records 19,816 new cases, 164 deaths Thursday, Jan. 7 1

C. A. Bridges
 
| Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Florida Department of Health reported 19,816 new COVID-19 cases and 164 newly verified deaths Thursday.

The cumulative number of Florida cases is now 1,429,722 and the reported death toll for state residents since the pandemic began is 22,481.


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The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 is 64,704 since the pandemic began. The Department of Health notes the total figure is cumulative and does not reflect the number of COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals.

Here’s a breakdown of the latest numbers in Florida:

Florida COVID overview

  • Total cases: 1,429,722
  • Deaths of Florida residents: 22,481
  • Hospitalizations: 64,704

Testing

  • Total Florida residents tested: 1,404,374
  • Florida residents tested yesterday: 193,251
  • Daily positivity rate for new cases: 11.58%

Deaths in long-term care facilities

  • Total: 8,415

Top 5 cities with confirmed cases 

  • Miami: 182,788
  • Jacksonville: 62,651
  • Orlando: 61,532
  • Tampa: 48,850
  • Hialeah: 44,423

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