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:
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:
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 OUTBREAK DECLARED A PANDEMIC
On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 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.