Florida nears 1 million cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began

The Florida Department of Health reported an additional 7,364 cases of COVID-19 through Nov. 28 in its Sunday summary.

That brings the statewide total to 992,661 cases since tracking began in March.

The state also reported another 58 Floridians and one non-resident had died after testing positive for COVID-19. That brings the total to 18,500 residents and 236 non-residents who have died since the pandemic began — a total of 18, 736 deaths in the state related to coronavirus.

Those numbers do not necessarily mean those people died Friday, but rather the state learned of their deaths and added the number to the report that day. The state’s line-by-line report, which you can read here, lists coronavirus deaths by the date the people tested positive for the virus, not the date they passed.

As for testing, the health department reported 7.85 percent of 103,131 test results returned from labs were positive for COVID-19 through Nov. 28. The median age of Floridians testing positive is 40.

As for hospitalizations, 4,059 people in Florida were hospitalized with coronavirus as their primary diagnosis as of Sunday afternoon. Of those, 1,031 patients were in the Tampa Bay area.

Statewide, a total of 54,706 people in Florida have been hospitalized with the virus at some point during the pandemic.

Source: 10 Tampa Bay

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