Florida Election Officials Face A 'Dynamic And Changing' Situation
According to the Florida Department of Health’s Tuesday report, 103,503 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the state – an increase of 3,286 positive tests since Monday.
In the Tampa Bay area, the state reported 599 more people tested positive in a 24-hour period. Pasco County reported its highest daily increase in new cases, with 82 since Monday’s report.
Of the 37,402 tests reported Monday, 13.19% came back positive.
The state also reported 65 deaths in 24 hours, bringing the statewide total to 3,238. Eighteen of the deaths were in the Tampa Bay area, including 12 in Pinellas County; the highest number of deaths recorded in a 24-hour period for the county.
However, the daily report released by the Florida Department of Health Tuesday morning listed 13 deaths in Pinellas County.
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 Tuesday, June 23:
Tampa Bay area positive tests as of Tuesday, June 23:
Florida COVID-19 daily total of positive tests/deaths for the last two weeks:
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