Coronavirus: Florida cases surpass 9,000, death toll nears 150

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – As the global count surges past 1,000,000, Florida reported an additional 2,000 cases of coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases over 9,000.

As of Thursday evening, 9,008 people in Florida have tested positive for the virus, including 8,694 residents. More than 1,100 people were hospitalized.

The death toll now stands at 144, which is 16 more from the morning case numbers release.

Some of the new deaths announced include six in the Tampa Bay area:

  • 2 new deaths in Hillsborough County: A 68-year-old woman and 86-year-old woman. They are the fourth and fifth resident to die in the county from COVID-19.
  • 1 new death in Pinellas County
  • 4 new deaths in Sarasota County
  • 1 new death in Polk County

Additionally, Hardee County, which was the only local county without a case, has now reported its first COVID-19 patient. The resident is a 73-year-old woman. She is currently in the hospital.

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

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Total Cases: 404
Deaths: 5
Hospitalizations: 65

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 0 to 93
Men: 199
Women: 203

PINELLAS COUNTY

Total Cases: 273
Deaths: 6
Hospitalizations: 58

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 10 to 95
Men: 144
Women: 129

SARASOTA COUNTY

Total Cases: 110
Deaths: 7
Hospitalizations: 46

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 4 to 99
Men: 51
Women: 58

MANATEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 89
Deaths: 3
Hospitalizations: 2

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 14 to 86
Men: 42
Women: 46

PASCO COUNTY

Total Cases: 66
Deaths: 2
Hospitalizations: 10

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 17 to 82
Men: 32
Women: 34

POLK COUNTY

Total Cases: 103
Deaths: 2
Hospitalizations: 43

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 3 to 88
Men: 47
Women: 56

HERNANDO COUNTY

Total Cases: 34
Deaths: 0
Hospitalizations: 8

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

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Total Cases: 24
Deaths: 1
Hospitalizations: 6

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 0 to 82
Men: 14
Women: 10

CITRUS COUNTY

Total Cases: 27
Deaths: 2
Hospitalizations: 8

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 17 to 88
Men: 14
Women: 13

HARDEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 1
Deaths: 0
Hospitalizations: 1

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 73 to 73
Men: 0
Women: 1

The United States now has 238,820 cases of coronavirus, more cases than China, where the outbreak began. More than 5,700 people have died. There are 1,007,977 cases of coronavirus around the world. The global death toll stands at 52,771.

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

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