Florida's number of positive coronavirus cases is 536,961 on Monday morning, according to the Florida Department of Health (DOH).
Of those total positive cases, 531,217 are Florida residents and 5,744 are non-Florida residents.
The numbers released on Monday show an increase of 4,155 total positive coronavirus cases and 91 new deaths in Florida.
Below, we are updating this blog with the latest information regarding COVID-19 in Florida:
POSITIVE CASES IN THE TAMPA BAY AREA:
The DOH provided the following breakdown of the total number of cases in each Tampa Bay county.
CITRUS CASES: 1,548
Residents: 1,544 Non-Residents: 4
Hospitalizations: 148 Deaths: 36
DESOTO CASES: 1,358
Residents: 1,388 Non-Residents: 3
Hospitalizations: 101 Deaths: 16
HARDEE CASES: 976
Residents: 969 Non-Residents: 7
Hospitalizations: 82 Deaths: 7
HERNANDO CASES: 2,028
Residents: 2,014 Non-Residents: 14
Hospitalizations: 264 Deaths: 48
HIGHLANDS CASES: 1,449
Residents: 1,446 Non-Residents: 3
Hospitalizations: 160 Deaths: 37
HILLSBOROUGH CASES: 32,731
Residents: 32,596 Non-Residents: 145
Hospitalizations: 1,396 Deaths: 388
MANATEE CASES: 9,340
Residents: 9,245 Non-Residents: 95
Hospitalizations: 633 Deaths: 227
PASCO CASES: 7,114
Residents: 7,076 Non-Residents: 38
Hospitalizations: 555 Deaths: 129
PINELLAS CASES: 17,941
Residents: 17,816 Non-Residents: 125
Hospitalizations: 1,711 Deaths: 500
POLK CASES: 14,475
Residents: 14,429 Non-Residents: 46
Hospitalizations: 1,390 Deaths: 314
SARASOTA CASES: 6,256
Residents: 6,204 Non-Residents: 52
Hospitalizations: 366 Deaths: 147
POSITIVE CASES IN ALL OTHER FLORIDA COUNTIES:
The DOH provided the following breakdown of Florida residents and non-Florida residents who have tested positive for coronavirus:
FLORIDA DEATH TOLL
As of Monday, August 10, 8,277 Florida residents have died from complications of the novel coronavirus, according to new numbers from the DOH.
FLORIDA COVID-19 STATISTICS
According to the DOH, here are the latest numbers related to COVID-19 in Florida:
- Positive Cases: 536,961 (531,217 Florida residents + 5,744 non-Florida residents)
- Number of People Hospitalized: 30,785
- Negative Test Results: 3,476,896
- Number of People Tested: 4,020,073
Officials in Florida have not released information on recovered patients in the state, but the DOH's interactive map lists the number of recovered cases in the U.S. and globally.
CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK DECLARED A PANDEMIC
On Wednesday, March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the ongoing coronavirus outbreak is a pandemic.
COVID-19 can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, including when an individual coughs or sneezes. These droplets may land on objects and surfaces. Other people may contract COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as many as 14 days following exposure. Most people recover from COVID-19 without needing special treatment. The elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The Department recommends everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Wearing a face mask or face covering;
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
- Staying home when you are sick and avoiding contact with persons in poor health;
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
- Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then disposing of the tissue;
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty; and
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.