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The Florida Department of Health announced another 9,488 COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 178,594.
The state also reported 67 more Florida resident deaths.
3,684 Floridians have died from COVID-19, according to state data. The department says that figure is two percent of all cases.
The Tampa Bay area added 1,832 cases and 11 deaths, including three each in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk counties, as well as one in Manatee and one in Pasco.
Of the more than 67,000 test results reported on Thursday, 14.91 percent came back positive.
This week, the state added 55,634 cases, more than during any other week of the pandemic.
The Tampa Bay area also saw its largest week of growth, adding 12,295 cases and 87 deaths.
15,491 people have been hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state, up 341 from the previous day.
ABOUT THE DATA:
The Florida Department of Health produces a daily update around 11 a.m. with information about COVID-19 cases and deaths that were reported over the previous 24 hours. Cases and deaths in the report may have happened days or weeks earlier, according to state officials. The state separately tracks cases and deaths that occurred on specific days on its dashboard and those totals are frequently updated.
Tampa Bay area county deaths recorded Friday, July 3:
Tampa Bay area positive tests as of Friday, July 3:
Florida COVID-19 daily total of positive tests/deaths for the last two weeks:
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