Florida's number of positive coronavirus cases is 786,311 on Tuesday, according to the Florida Department of Health (DOH).
Of those total positive cases, 776,215 are Florida residents and 10,096 are non-Florida residents.
This marks a daily increase of 4,298 new cases and 56 deaths.
The positivity rate in Florida increased by .037% from 5.94% on Monday to 6.31% on Tuesday.
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: 3,195
Residents: 3,181 Non-Residents: 14
Hospitalizations: 324 Deaths: 130
Percent positive: 5.50%
DESOTO CASES: 1,662
Residents: 1,659 Non-Residents: 3
Hospitalizations: 131 Deaths: 29
Percent positive: 12.28%
HARDEE CASES: 1,584
Residents: 1,577 Non-Residents: 7
Hospitalizations: 137 Deaths: 16
Percent positive: 6.82%
HERNANDO CASES: 3,653
Residents: 3,629 Non-Residents: 24
Hospitalizations: 461 Deaths: 170
Percent positive: 5.45%
HIGHLANDS CASES: 2,602
Residents: 2,588 Non-Residents: 14
Hospitalizations: 274 Deaths: 113
Percent positive: 8.06%
HILLSBOROUGH CASES: 47,371
Residents: 47,105 Non-Residents: 266
Hospitalizations: 2,026 Deaths: 762
Percent positive: 7.20%
MANATEE CASES: 13,114
Residents: 12,971 Non-Residents: 143
Hospitalizations: 884 Deaths: 330
Percent positive: 4.99%
PASCO CASES: 10,717
Residents: 10,635 Non-Residents: 82
Hospitalizations: 1,027 Deaths: 236
Percent positive: 5.49%
PINELLAS CASES: 25,414
Residents: 25,224 Non-Residents: 190
Hospitalizations: 2,496 Deaths: 818
Percent positive: 5.61%
POLK CASES: 22,762
Residents: 22,654 Non-Residents: 108
Hospitalizations: 2,366 Deaths: 615
Percent positive: 6.95%
SARASOTA CASES: 9,517
Residents: 9,418 Non-Residents: 99
Hospitalizations: 763 Deaths: 338
Percent positive: 5.46%
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 Tuesday, Oct. 27, 16,505 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: 786,311 (776,215 Florida residents + 10,096 non-Florida residents)
- Number of People Hospitalized: 48,512
- Negative Test Results: N/A
- Number of People Tested: N/A
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.