Tampa Bay Times

Florida adds 5,520 cases and 9 deaths on Sunday

- BY ROMY ELLENBOGEN Times Staff Writer Contact Romy Ellenbogen at rellenboge­n@tampabay.com. Follow @romyellenb­ogen.

Florida recorded 5,520 coronaviru­s cases Sunday, bringing the total number of infections recorded statewide to 2,124,233.

The weekly case average rose above 6,000 cases per day for the first time since late February. About 6,058 cases were announced per day, based on the rolling average.

The Florida Department of Health also announced nine deaths from the virus. In Florida, 34,685 people have died from the virus. About 51 deaths were announced per day based on the weekly average.

About 87,000 coronaviru­s tests were processed Saturday, resulting in a single-day positivity rate of

7.65 percent.

VACCINATIO­NS: As of Sunday, 7,213,793 people in Florida have been vaccinated against coronaviru­s, an increase of 109,909 from the day prior.

Of the total vaccinated, 4.4 million have completed their full vaccinatio­n series, whether a one-dose or twodose shot.

In Hillsborou­gh, 441,459 people have been vaccinated; in Pinellas, 355,300; in Polk, 189,107; in Manatee, 142,595; in Pasco, 165,702; in Hernando, 57,538; and in Citrus 52,959.

HOSPITALIZ­ATIONS: About 3,100 people in Florida are hospitaliz­ed with a primary diagnosis of coronaviru­s, according to the Agency for Health Care Administra­tion. About 740 are hospitaliz­ed in the Tampa Bay area.

About 25 percent of Florida’s hospital and ICU beds were available as of Sunday afternoon. In Tampa Bay, about 23 percent of hospital beds and 21 percent of ICU beds were available.

Cases that resulted in a hospitaliz­ation increased by 82 admissions.

POSITIVITY: Florida’s average weekly positivity rate is about 10 percent, according to Johns Hopkins University. When the positivity rate is too high, it can indicate there isn’t enough widespread testing to capture mild, asymptomat­ic and negative cases.

LOCAL NUMBERS: Tampa Bay added 1,183 coronaviru­s cases and 3 deaths Sunday.

The three deaths were recorded in Manatee. The Florida Department of Health removed or reclassifi­ed four deaths from Citrus, one in Hillsborou­gh, two in Pinellas and three in Polk, meaning either the deaths were determined to not be from coronaviru­s or the dead weren’t Florida residents.

Hillsborou­gh and Pasco lead the area with the highest average weekly positivity rate at 9 percent, followed by Hernando and

Polk at 8 percent and Citrus, Manatee and Pinellas at 7 percent.

Hillsborou­gh has 126,600 cases and 1,658 deaths; Pinellas has 75,056 cases and 1,583 deaths; Polk has 63,240 cases and 1,285 deaths; Manatee has 36,024 cases and 652 deaths; Pasco has 37,924 cases and 711 deaths; Hernando has 12,845 cases and 453 deaths; and Citrus has 10,540 cases and 437 deaths.

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