Coronavirus: Florida reports 7,686 new COVID-19 cases, 180 more deaths

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BOB: THE ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER TESTING SITE WAS A FAIRLY QUIET PLACE TODAY. NO LINE FOR PEOPLE TO GET SWABBED, BUT STATE OFFICIALS SAY THE WORKERS HERE ARE STILL CRANKING OUT THE TESTS. >> WHAT WE’RE SEEING IS ABOUT 1000 PEOPLE A DAY COMING THROUGH THAT SITE, BUT WE’RE BUILT TO HANDLE A LOT MORE. BOB: AT THE PEAK JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO, THIS SITE TESTED ABOUT 1,900. WE SAW MASSIVE LINES, WAIT TIMES OF SEVERAL HOURS. TODAY YOU COULD DRIVE UP WITH ALMOST NO WAIT. THE NUMBER OF DEATHS REPORTED DAILY IN FLORIDA IS STILL DISTURBING, 120 TODAY. BUT THE POSITIVITY RATE FOR NEW CASES TODAY WAS AT 8.3%, THE LOWEST IT’S BEEN IN WEEKS. MIKE JACHLES WITH STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SAYS RESULTS ARE ALSO COMING BACK A LITTLE QUICKER, 3 TO 4 DAYS FOR THE SELF-SWABBING TESTS AND 4 TO 5 DAYS FOR THE NURSE ADMINISTERED TESTS. >> PERHAPS HAVING THAT WEATHER EVENT THIS WEEKEND MIGHT HAVE GIVEN THE LABS TIME TO CATCH UP WITH THE RESULT PROCESSING, BECAUSE WE WERE DOWN. BOB: JACHLES SAYS THEY JUST STARTED A NEW ANTIGEN TEST AT THE SOUTH FLORIDA SITE. IT BASICALLY GIVES IMMEDIATE RESULTS. DEPENDING ON THE RESPONSE TO

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Coronavirus: Florida reports 7,686 new COVID-19 cases, 180 more deaths

Florida health officials on Friday reported another 7,686 COVID-19 cases in the state and said another 180 people have died after contracting the virus. Florida’s coronavirus death toll now stands at 7,927 and there have been 518,075 cases reported since the pandemic began in March. Of the test results received Thursday, 10.12% were positive. The state counted 7,719 positive results and 68,570 negative test results. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.Percent positivity for new cases is the number of people who test PCR (nose swabs) or antigen-positive for the first time divided by all the people tested that day. That does not include people who already tested positive once and have been re-tested to see if they’re still infected.Florida headlines – 518,075 cases in Florida- 7,927 deaths in Florida- 91,940 cases in Central Florida- Cruise industry suspends sailings through October- Disney theme parks division take $3.5 billion hit- Testing resumes at Orange County Convention Center- Calls for statewide mask mandate mount- All Orange County students to begin with distance learning on Aug. 10CENTRAL FLORIDA CASES•Orange County: 31,026 cases, 287 deaths•Osceola County: 9,401 cases, 100 deaths•Seminole County: 6,976 cases, 110 deaths•Volusia County: 7,654 cases, 126 deaths•Lake County: 4,958 cases, 61 deaths•Brevard County: 5,851 cases, 140 deaths•Sumter County: 1,237 cases, 41 deaths•Polk County: 13,839 cases, 304 deaths•Marion County: 5,984 cases, 86 deaths•Flagler County: 1,008 cases, 13 deaths•Alachua County: 4,006 cases, 26 deaths

Florida health officials on Friday reported another 7,686 COVID-19 cases in the state and said another 180 people have died after contracting the virus.

Florida’s coronavirus death toll now stands at 7,927 and there have been 518,075 cases reported since the pandemic began in March.

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Of the test results received Thursday, 10.12% were positive. The state counted 7,719 positive results and 68,570 negative test results. This includes people who have been tested multiple times.

Percent positivity for new cases is the number of people who test PCR (nose swabs) or antigen-positive for the first time divided by all the people tested that day. That does not include people who already tested positive once and have been re-tested to see if they’re still infected.

Florida headlines

– 518,075 cases in Florida
– 7,927 deaths in Florida
– 91,940 cases in Central Florida
Cruise industry suspends sailings through October
Disney theme parks division take $3.5 billion hit
Testing resumes at Orange County Convention Center
Calls for statewide mask mandate mount
All Orange County students to begin with distance learning on Aug. 10

CENTRAL FLORIDA CASES

•Orange County: 31,026 cases, 287 deaths

•Osceola County: 9,401 cases, 100 deaths

•Seminole County: 6,976 cases, 110 deaths

•Volusia County: 7,654 cases, 126 deaths

•Lake County: 4,958 cases, 61 deaths

•Brevard County: 5,851 cases, 140 deaths

•Sumter County: 1,237 cases, 41 deaths

•Polk County: 13,839 cases, 304 deaths

•Marion County: 5,984 cases, 86 deaths

•Flagler County: 1,008 cases, 13 deaths

•Alachua County: 4,006 cases, 26 deaths

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