Latest On Coronavirus: No Tampa Bay Area Deaths For Second Day, 11th Inmate Death, And More
WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:
Here are the latest figures as of 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, according to the Florida Department of Health:
50,414 – Florida Residents | 1,332 – Non-Florida Residents | 2,252 – Deaths
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No Coronavirus Deaths Reported In Tampa Bay Area For Second Straight Day
Monday marked the second straight day there were no deaths reported from COVID-19 complications in the Tampa Bay region.
The Florida Department of Health reported Monday that 51,746 people have tested positive for the coronavirus; an increase of 879 cases since Sunday. There were 110 new infections reported in the Tampa Bay region.
The total includes 50,414 Florida residents and 1,332 non-residents.
The health department also reported 15 new deaths due to complications from COVID-19 since Sunday, bringing the state's total to 2,252.
The daily report from the Florida Department of Health includes information released by the state on an individual day. Cases and deaths in the report may have happened days or weeks earlier, according to state officials. [Read more]
-- Mark Schreiner
Another State Inmate Dies Of COVID-19
An 11th Florida inmate has died from complications of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus, the Florida Department of Corrections reported on Friday.
The state has not identified the prisoner or the correctional facility where he or she was housed. The Florida Department of Health said in a report that seven of the other inmates who died from complications of COVID-19 were housed at Blackwater River Correctional Facility, while three were inmates at Sumter Correctional Institution.
As the virus continues to spread in the prison system, 1,281 inmates and 245 staff members had tested positive as of Friday, corrections officials said. The prison system has roughly 94,000 inmates and 24,000 workers.
Testing for inmates continues to expand. As of Friday, corrections and health officials had conducted 11,567 tests on inmates. The total number of tests included re-tests, corrections officials said. It remains unclear how many state inmates have been tested at least once.
-- News Service of Florida
Pensacola Baseball Team Lists Stadium On AirBnB For $1500
A Florida minor league team is selling people the “ultimate baseball experience” by putting their ocean-view stadium up for rent on AirBnB for $1,500 dollars a night.
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos says guests will have access to the clubhouse, a large bedroom, the batting cage and the field.
The stadium has been fully booked through July.
The team said it was waiting to hear more on the schedule for the Minor League Baseball season after the start of the season was delayed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
-- Associated Press
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