TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County saw its largest daily increase in coronavirus cases on Monday, and while the Department of Health does not disclose the cities in which patients live, the Division of Emergency Management is updating data that shows which cities are experiencing a quick and dangerous spread of the illness.
Newly-updated reports from the Florida Division of Emergency Management show that most local confirmed cases of COVID-19 are in patients living in Tampa.
The report, updated daily, gave a glimpse into demographics behind the confirmed cases, including which cities those diagnosed with the virus have been living in.
With the seventh-highest number of confirmed cases, Tampa had 300 of its residents diagnosed with COVID-19 as of Friday morning.
Despite quick action from Tampa Mayor Jane Castor in ordering residents to stay home, the city is now a focal point for state and local officials.
All other Tampa Bay area cities had less than 100 confirmed cases.
Statewide, out of more than 91,755 people tested, 9,248 people have been diagnosed with the illness and 163 people have died. Health officials are expecting that number to grow as the state inches close toward a projected peak in May.
Here are how many cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in local cities:
|Land O Lakes||20|
|New Port Richey||10|
|Sun City Center||4|
|Indian Rocks Beach||2|
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