Florida coronavirus: 987 dead as known cases near 30,000

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Nearly 30,000 people in Florida have been infected with the novel coronavirus and more than 900 have died, according to the latest figures on the health department’s website.

Florida reported an additional 816 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday evening, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 29,648. Over 4,600 people have been hospitalized and 987 have died.

In Thursday mornings update, there were three new Tampa Bay deaths. Manatee County reported two new deaths and Polk County reported one new death. Thursday evening, six new deaths were reported in the Tampa Bay area. Pinellas County reported two new deaths, Sarasota reported one and Manatee County reported three.

Six people in Tampa Bay died of the virus on Wednesday, according to data from the health department. A 97-year-old woman who had no known contact with COVID-19 patients died in the morning. Five more deaths were reported Wednesday evening in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties.

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

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Total Cases: 1,008
Deaths: 21
Hospitalizations: 158

Demographics of Cases
Men: 474
Women: 490

PINELLAS COUNTY

Total Cases: 656
Deaths: 23
Hospitalizations: 155

Demographics of Cases
Men: 295
Women: 320

SARASOTA COUNTY

Total Cases: 310
Deaths: 32
Hospitalizations: 110

Demographics of Cases
Men: 128
Women: 166

MANATEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 473
Deaths: 39
Hospitalizations: 118

Demographics of Cases
Men: 192
Women: 279

PASCO COUNTY

Total Cases: 221
Deaths: 3
Hospitalizations: 47

Demographics of Cases
Men: 106
Women: 108

POLK COUNTY

Total Cases: 379
Deaths: 17
Hospitalizations: 118

Demographics of Cases
Men: 161
Women: 211

HERNANDO COUNTY

Total Cases: 83
Deaths: 3
Hospitalizations: 21

Demographics of Cases
Men: 38
Women: 39

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Total Cases: 74
Deaths: 7
Hospitalizations: 28

Demographics of Cases
Men: 39
Women: 34

CITRUS COUNTY

Total Cases: 94
Deaths: 9
Hospitalizations: 25

Demographics of Cases
Men: 47
Women: 47

HARDEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 5
Deaths: 0
Hospitalizations: 2

Demographics of Cases
Men: 50%
Women: 50%

Around the world, there are more than 2.68 million cases of the novel coronavirus and more than 187,000 people have died. The US has over 856,000 known cases and over 47,000 deaths.

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

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