Coronavirus in Florida: Death toll surpasses 300, cases nearing 16K

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Florida Department of Health recorded 27 new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state’s toll over 300.

The state now has 15,698 cases, up nearly 1,000 from Tuesday night.

Statewide, 2,082 people have been hospitalized with the illness. The death toll stands at 323.

There were eight new deaths reported in the Tampa Bay area on Wednesday. One new death in Pinellas, Sarasota, Manatee, Polk and Highlands counties. Three new deaths in Citrus County.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the United States now has 423,135 cases of coronavirus, more confirmed cases than China, where the outbreak began. As of Wednesday evening, 14,529 people have died. There are 1,504,971 confirmed cases around the world. The global death toll stands at 87,706.

Here is a county-by-county breakdown of cases across Tampa Bay:

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Total Cases: 631
Deaths: 7
Hospitalizations: 99

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 0 to 93
Men: 310
Women: 319

PINELLAS COUNTY

Total Cases: 395
Deaths: 10
Hospitalizations: 72

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 6 to 95
Men: 205
Women: 190

SARASOTA COUNTY

Total Cases: 184
Deaths: 8
Hospitalizations: 66

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 0 to 99
Men: 80
Women: 104

MANATEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 172
Deaths: 8
Hospitalizations: 38

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 14 to 89
Men: 77
Women: 92

PASCO COUNTY

Total Cases: 127
Deaths: 2
Hospitalizations: 25

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 1 to 82
Men: 67
Women: 60

POLK COUNTY

Total Cases: 206
Deaths: 6
Hospitalizations: 68

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 3 to 88
Men: 99
Women: 107

HERNANDO COUNTY

Total Cases: 57
Deaths: 1
Hospitalizations: 10

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 19 to 85
Men: 30
Women: 27

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Total Cases: 44
Deaths: 4
Hospitalizations: 15

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 0 to 85
Men: 27
Women: 17

CITRUS COUNTY

Total Cases: 55
Deaths: 5
Hospitalizations: 18

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 17 to 88
Men: 26
Women: 29

HARDEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 2
Deaths: 0
Hospitalizations: 1

Demographics of Cases
Age Range: 39 to 73
Men: 0
Women: 2

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

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