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Cases of COVID-19 in the state passed 38,000 Wednesday.
The Florida Department of Health confirms 38,002 people have now tested positive for the coronavirus. That’s an increase of 563 since Tuesday morning.
The Tampa Bay area added 87 cases Wednesday.
The death toll due to the virus also passed 1,500. Florida has lost 1,539 people to the disease; a daily increase of 68.
The rise is close to Tuesday’s increase in deaths at 72, which state records show was the second-highest recorded since the outbreak began.
Wednesday, health officials verified the recent deaths of 13 Tampa Bay area residents:
Tampa Bay area positive tests as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 6:
Florida COVID-19 daily total of positive tests/deaths for the last two weeks:
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