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Coronavirus Hillsborough County

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Requirements to wear face masks in Hillsborough County businesses and public spaces will continue for another week, but there are some adjustments.

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The state Department of Health will take over operations of Hillsborough County's COVID-19 testing site at Raymond James Stadium, beginning next week.

The state will also help Baycare open a testing site at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

According to the Department of Health, the number of people who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus in Florida has passed 100,000.

A line graph showing the a drastic increase in the daily number of coronavirus cases in Hillsborough.
PolicyLab / Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

According to an updated model by PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Florida has the potential to be the next epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.

The projections point to the rising number of cases in Hillsborough County and surrounding areas over the past few weeks.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

The Florida Department of Health reported 77,326 coronavirus positive tests statewide Monday; an increase of 1,758 in 24 hours.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

For the second consecutive day, the Florida Department of Health is reporting a new single-day record for people testing positive with COVID-19.

1,902 new cases were reported Friday, bringing the state total to 70,971.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

Florida health officials reported the highest daily increase in new coronavirus infections in the state Thursday.

The Department of Health reported an additional 1,698 positive coronavirus tests since Wednesday, bringing the number of people who have tested positive to 69,069.