COVID-19 cases in Florida exceed 18,000 after an increase of 526 overnight; 438 deaths


The Florida Department of Health said the number of known cases of COVID-19 in the state had increased by 526 since the update on Friday evening, as the virus spreads and more and more people are tested across the state. The total number of cases in Florida is now 18,494.

The number of deaths has reached 438, an increase of 19 in the past 24 hours. Two other Hillsborough County residents have died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in Hillsborough County to 14.

Of the 18,494 cases, 17,961 are residents of Florida while 533 are non-residents of Florida currently in the state.

COVID-19 Bay Area case in figures:

Hillsborough: 690

Pinelles: 444

Sarasota: 219

Manatee: 203

Sumter: 107

Polk: 242

Citrus: 66

Hernando: 65

Pasco: 148

Highlands: 51

DeSoto: 20

Hardee: 3

The state does not report a total number of “cured” or currently hospitalized coronavirus patients. As of Saturday, 2,496 had been hospitalized for treatment.

A total of 165,686 people were tested in the state Friday night, according to the Florida Department of Health.

LINK: County Coronavirus Cases by Florida County and Postal Code Map

If you feel sick:

The Florida Department of Health has opened a COVID-19 call center at 1-866-779-6121. Officers will respond to questions 24 hours a day. Questions can also be emailed to [email protected] Email replies will be sent during contact center hours.

LINK: Florida COVID-19 Website

CORONAVIRUS IN FLORIDA: what you need to know


Map of known cases of COVID-19:

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