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Florida coronavirus: State tallies 2,581 more COVID-19 cases, largest spike recorded

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TAMPA (WFLA) – The Florida Dept. of Health reported over 2,500 more positive cases of COVID-19 Saturday, the largest single day spike of cases since the department started counting.

New numbers released by state health officials Saturday morning show the state has a total of 73,552 cases, up 2,581 since Friday.

Florida has seen an increase of over 1,000 cases of coronavirus in 10 of the last 11 days. This is the largest spike and first 2,000-plus case count in a single day since the health department began reporting the cases.

The percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 5 percent, FDOH says.

The death toll increased to 2,925 Saturday, as 48 additional deaths were reported. Hospitalizations across the state sit at 11,874.

Over two million people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the United States and the country has seen over 114,800 deaths.

Worldwide, over 7.6 million cases have been reported. There have been over 426,000 global deaths.

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

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Total Cases: 3,442
Deaths: 99
Hospitalizations: 526

PINELLAS COUNTY

Total Cases: 2,051
Deaths: 102
Hospitalizations: 451

SARASOTA COUNTY

Total Cases: 718
Deaths: 91
Hospitalizations: 170

MANATEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 1,343
Deaths: 115
Hospitalizations: 236

PASCO COUNTY

Total Cases: 489
Deaths: 15
Hospitalizations: 90

POLK COUNTY

Total Cases: 1,401
Deaths: 75
Hospitalizations: 372

HERNANDO COUNTY

Total Cases: 129
Deaths: 5
Hospitalizations: 27

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Total Cases: 168
Deaths: 9
Hospitalizations: 43

CITRUS COUNTY

Total Cases: 140
Deaths: 12
Hospitalizations: 33

HARDEE COUNTY

Total Cases: 185
Deaths: 0
Hospitalizations: 22

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

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