Florida tops 500,000 coronavirus cases

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Dr. Yomaris Pena of SOMOS Community Care in New York disinfects chairs at a COVID-19 testing site at Pinellas Community Church in St. Petersburg on July 29. The free testing site opened last week with the help of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who sent 7,500 tests to seed the site.
JONAH HINEBAUGH/TAMPA BAY TIMES/TNS

COMPILED BY THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

TALLAHASSEE – State health-care agencies on Wednesday released numbers about the coronavirus in the state. Here are some takeaways:

  • 502,739: Total number of cases.
  • 5,409: Increase in cases from a Tuesday count.
  • 7,627: Deaths of Florida residents.
  • 225: Increase in Florida resident deaths from a Tuesday count, with deaths of people who tested positive in Bay, Brevard, Broward, Miami-Dade, Duval, Escambia, Hamilton, Hernando, Hillsborough, Jackson, Lake, Lee, Leon, Manatee, Martin, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee and Volusia counties.
  • 16: Increase in deaths in Seminole County from a Tuesday count.
  • 3,242: Deaths of residents or staff members of long-term care facilities.
  • 87: Increase in long-term care deaths from a Tuesday count.
  • 15: Increase in long-term care deaths in Seminole County from a Tuesday count.
  • 7,643: People hospitalized with primary diagnoses of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.
  • 214: Decrease in people hospitalized from a Tuesday count.
  • 3,820,683: Total test results received by the Florida Department of Health.
  • 2: Percentage of positive test results.

Sources: Florida Department of Health and Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

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