Coronavirus in Florida: Cases surge past 6,700 as death toll rises to 85

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The number of COVID-19 cases in Florida soared past 6,000 on Tuesday as the state’s death toll continued to climb.

The Florida Department of Health reported a total of 6,741 cases on Tuesday evening, up more than 1,000 cases since Monday night.

The death toll rose by 8 for a total of 85 deaths in the state. According to the Florida Health Department, a third person died in Hillsborough County while Polk County reported its first death. Two deaths were announced one in Sarasota and Manatee County.

Polk County’s health department says the person who died is 60 years old. The third Hillsborough County death is a 92-year-old woman.

The state’s death toll includes at least 17 people in Tampa Bay.

Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of cases in the Tampa Bay area:

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Total Cases: 305
Deaths: 3
Hospitalizations: 56

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 0 to 93
Men: 156
Women: 149

PINELLAS COUNTY

Total Cases: 167
Deaths: 5
Hospitalizations: 47

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 15 to 91
Men: 90
Women: 77

SARASOTA COUNTY

Total Cases: 76
Deaths: 3
Hospitalizations: 32

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 21 to 90
Men: 37
Women: 39

MANATEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 53
Deaths: 2
Hospitalizations: 17

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 14 to 86
Men: 29
Women: 24

PASCO COUNTY

Total Cases: 40
Deaths: 2
Hospitalizations: 6

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 17 to 75
Men: 17
Women: 23

POLK COUNTY

Total Cases: 73
Deaths: 1
Hospitalizations: 28

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 8 to 88
Men: 33
Women: 40

HERNANDO COUNTY

Total Cases: 24
Deaths: 0
Hospitalizations: 6

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 19 to 85
Men: 9
Women: 15

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Total Cases: 17
Deaths: 1
Hospitalizations: 4

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 23 to 82
Men: 10
Women: 7

CITRUS COUNTY

Total Cases: 19
Deaths: 2
Hospitalizations: 4

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 17 to 87
Men: 8
Women: 11

SUMTER COUNTY

Total Cases: 51
Deaths: 0
Hospitalizations: 13

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 18 to 92
Men: 25
Women: 25

HARDEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 0

There are currently 184,183 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S., and 850,583 in the world. The U.S. death toll is 3,721 and the global death toll stands at 41,654.

For more information on coronavirus in Florida, visit the live DOH Dashboard here.

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