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Coronavirus in Florida: COVID-19 cases, locations and updates across the Sunshine State

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Posted at 5:38 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-15 15:10:00-05

Florida's number of positive coronavirus cases is 1,548,067 on Friday, according to the Florida Department of Health (DOH).

Of those total positive cases, 1,519,944 are Florida residents and 28,123 are non-Florida residents.

There was an increase of 16,875 new cases and 186 deaths.

The positivity rate in Florida is at 10.17%.

Below, we are updating this blog with the latest information regarding COVID-19 in Florida:


COMPLETE COVERAGE OF CORONAVIRUS


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: 7,803

Residents: 7,747 Non-Residents: 56

Hospitalizations: 555 Deaths: 308

Percent positive: 9.60%

DESOTO CASES: 3,193

Residents: 3,177 Non-Residents: 16

Hospitalizations: 225 Deaths: 62

Percent positive: 8.36%

HARDEE CASES: 2,371

Residents: 2,359 Non-Residents: 12

Hospitalizations: 172 Deaths: 21

Percent positive: 11.54%

HERNANDO CASES: 8,791

Residents: 8,727 Non-Residents: 64

Hospitalizations: 790 Deaths: 311

Percent positive: 8.71%

HIGHLANDS CASES: 5,795

Residents: 5,737 Non-Residents: 58

Hospitalizations: 473 Deaths: 227

Percent positive: 8.93%

HILLSBOROUGH CASES: 90,966

Residents: 90,210 Non-Residents: 756

Hospitalizations: 2,590 Deaths: 1,173

Percent positive: 11.27%

MANATEE CASES: 25,743

Residents: 25,280 Non-Residents: 463

Hospitalizations: 1,168 Deaths: 454

Percent positive: 7.00%

PASCO CASES: 26,344

Residents: 26,102 Non-Residents: 242

Hospitalizations: 1,731 Deaths: 448

Percent positive: 10.77%

PINELLAS CASES: 53,445

Residents: 52,129 Non-Residents: 1,316

Hospitalizations: 3,571 Deaths: 1,169

Percent positive: 8.80%

POLK CASES: 44,755

Residents: 44,452 Non-Residents: 303

Hospitalizations: 3,545 Deaths: 884

Percent positive: 12.25%

SARASOTA CASES: 22,393

Residents: 21,456 Non-Residents: 937

Hospitalizations: 1,088 Deaths: 557

Percent positive: 7.20%


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:

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CORONAVIRUS IN FLORIDA: COUNTY-BY-COUNTY INTERACTIVE MAP


FLORIDA DEATH TOLL

As of Friday, Jan. 15, 23,799 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: 1,548,067 (1,519,944 Florida residents + 28,123 non-Florida residents)
  • Number of People Hospitalized: 67,463

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 GLOBAL TRACKER


CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK DECLARED A PANDEMIC

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the ongoing coronavirus outbreak is a pandemic.

Click here to see the latest number of cases worldwide.

CORONAVIRUS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW


CORONAVIRUS 411:

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.