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Florida COVID-19 Deaths Now Stand At 20

More than 1,400 people in Florida have tested positive for COVID-19 according to the latest statistics released Tuesday evening by the Florida Department of Health. FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

More than 1,400 people in Florida have tested positive for COVID-19 according to the latest statistics released Tuesday evening by the Florida Department of Health. That’s an increase of more than 200 people since the same time Monday.

Twenty people in Florida have also died from COVID-19. That’s two more than the earlier Tuesday update.

The Department of Health in Pinellas County is also reporting a 67-year-old resident diagnosed with COVID-19 has died. The death is the first recorded in Pinellas from the coronavirus. On March 16, a 70-year-old man in Manatee County passed away due to COVID-19.

Statewide, the Department of Health is reporting 1,467 people have tested positive for coronavirus – 1,379 Florida residents and 88 non-state residents. The total is an increase of 240 cases since Monday evening’s update.

In a report released earlier Tuesday, health officials noted that, of the total cases, almost half are either travel-related or involve contact with another person diagnosed with COVID-19. Of the remaining cases, either travel or contact are not known, or contact information is pending.

The report also finds COVID-19 is affecting genders disproportionately in Florida. Tuesday’s figures show 57% of confirmed cases have been diagnosed in males, while 42% have occurred in females.

Tampa Bay area positive tests:

  • Hillsborough 95 (89 local, 6 non-Hillsborough residents)
  • Pinellas 45 (41 local, 4 non-Pinellas resident)
  • Manatee 16 (16 local)
  • Polk 13 (13 local)
  • Sarasota 26 (21 local, 5 non-Sarasota residents)
  • Pasco 16 (15 local, 1 non-Pasco resident)
  • Hernando 7 (7 local)

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