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Florida coronavirus: Over 28K COVID-19 cases in state, 927 deaths

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The number of coronavirus cases in the state of Florida is nearing 30,000. There have been more than 900 deaths in Florida since the outbreak began.

The state’s health department reported an additional 267 cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday evening, bringing the total number of Florida cases to 28,576. The death toll stands at 927, and 4,455 people have been hospitalized.

On Tuesday six people in Tampa Bay died of COVID-19. One death was reported in Pinellas County on Tuesday morning, a 96-year-old woman who had no contact with any known COVID-19 patients. Five more deaths were reported Tuesday night, in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties.

Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of known cases in the Tampa Bay area (Below are the county numbers as of Wednesday morning, we are waiting for the evening update):

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Total Cases: 986
Deaths: 21
Hospitalizations: 155

Demographics of Cases
Men: 465
Women: 477

PINELLAS COUNTY

Total Cases: 641
Deaths: 21
Hospitalizations: 144

Demographics of Cases
Men: 288
Women: 312

SARASOTA COUNTY

Total Cases: 302
Deaths: 31
Hospitalizations: 107

Demographics of Cases
Men: 124
Women: 162

MANATEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 448
Deaths: 34
Hospitalizations: 99

Demographics of Cases
Men: 184
Women: 262

PASCO COUNTY

Total Cases: 220
Deaths: 3
Hospitalizations: 48

Demographics of Cases
Men: 105
Women: 108

POLK COUNTY

Total Cases: 364
Deaths: 16
Hospitalizations: 118

Demographics of Cases
Men: 155
Women: 202

HERNANDO COUNTY

Total Cases: 83
Deaths: 3
Hospitalizations: 21

Demographics of Cases
Men: 38
Women: 39

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Total Cases: 71
Deaths: 7
Hospitalizations: 27

Demographics of Cases
Men: 37
Women: 33

CITRUS COUNTY

Total Cases: 92
Deaths: 9
Hospitalizations: 25

Demographics of Cases
Men: 47
Women: 45

HARDEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 4
Deaths: 0
Hospitalizations: 2

Demographics of Cases
Men: 50%
Women: 50%

Around the world, there are more than 2.5 million cases of the novel coronavirus and more than 179,000 people have died. The US has over 826,000 known cases and over 45,000 deaths.

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

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