Florida coronavirus: 8 more Tampa Bay deaths as cases near 35,000

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – There are now nearly 35,000 cases of the novel coronavirus in Florida, and more than 1,300 people have died, according to the latest figures on the health department’s website.

The health department confirmed an additional 1,038 cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 34,728. More than 5,700 people have been hospitalized. The death toll stands at 1,314, up 46 from Thursday.

Health officials reported eight more deaths in the Tampa Bay area on Friday— two in Manatee County, two in Sarasota County, and Hillsborough, Polk and Pasco counties each recorded one death, the site shows.

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

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Total Cases: 1,163
Deaths: 24
Hospitalizations: 193

Demographics of Cases
Men: 547  
Women: 567 

PINELLAS COUNTY

Total Cases: 748
Deaths: 38
Hospitalizations: 214

Demographics of Cases
Men: 323  
Women: 384 

SARASOTA COUNTY

Total Cases: 365
Deaths: 44
Hospitalizations: 129

Demographics of Cases
Men: 147  
Women: 201  

MANATEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 591
Deaths: 57
Hospitalizations: 158

Demographics of Cases
Men: 241  
Women: 346 

PASCO COUNTY

Total Cases: 252
Deaths: 8
Hospitalizations: 53

Demographics of Cases
Men: 118  
Women: 127 

POLK COUNTY

Total Cases: 500
Deaths: 24
Hospitalizations: 143

Demographics of Cases
Men: 199  
Women: 292 

HERNANDO COUNTY

Total Cases: 92
Deaths: 5
Hospitalizations: 22

Demographics of Cases
Men: 43  
Women: 43  

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Total Cases: 84
Deaths: 7
Hospitalizations: 29

Demographics of Cases
Men: 43
Women: 40

CITRUS COUNTY

Total Cases: 99
Deaths: 11
Hospitalizations: 25

Demographics of Cases
Men: 50
Women: 49

HARDEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 22
Deaths: 0
Hospitalizations: 8

Demographics of Cases
Men: 6
Women: 15

There are now over 3 million cases of the virus around the world, and more than 234,000 people have died. The US has more than 1 million known cases and over 63,000 deaths.

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

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