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Florida COVID-19 Cases Now More Than 33,000

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health
Cases of COVID-19 in Florida passed 33,000 Wednesday, and deaths have exceeded 1,200.

Cases of COVID-19 in Florida have now passed 33,000.

The Department of Health confirms 33,193 people have tested positive for COVID-19; an increase of 347 cases since Tuesday morning.

According to the Wednesday report from the department, 1,218 people have died in Florida from the coronavirus; a daily increase of 47.

Twelve of Wednesday’s deaths were in the Tampa Bay area.

Health officials provided information for three recent deaths in its daily report:

  • An 89-year-old Hillsborough County woman who had contact with another person known to have COVID-19;
  • An 88-year-old Polk County man whose travel history or contact with another infected person is unknown;
  • An 83-year-old Polk County woman who had contact with another person known to have COVID-19.

Tampa Bay area positive tests as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 29:  

  • Hillsborough: 1,105 (1,056 local, 49 non-resident)
  • Pinellas: 718 (677 local, 41 non-resident)
  • Manatee: 567 (564 local, 3 non-resident)
  • Polk: 468 (462 local, 6 non-resident)
  • Sarasota: 338 (322 local, 16 non-Sarasota resident)
  • Pasco: 241 (234 local, 7 non-Pasco resident)
  • Hernando: 89 (83 local, 6 non-Hernando resident)

Florida COVID-19 daily total of positive tests/deaths for last two weeks

  • April 29: 347/47
  • April 28: 708/83
  • April 27: 610/14
  • April 26: 689 / 19
  • April 25: 306 / 43
  • April 24: 885 / 60
  • April 23: 1072 / 60
  • April 22: 707 / 60
  • April 21: 811 / 44
  • April 20: 744 / 49
  • April 19: 822 / 26
  • April 18: 739 / 22
  • April 17: 1413 / 58
  • April 16: 821 / 54

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