TAMPA, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health says the number of known cases of COVID-19 in the state rose by 819 since yesterday morning as the virus spreads and as more people are tested across the state. The total number of cases in Florida is now 36,897.
The number of deaths has reached 1,399, an increase of 20 since Sunday's update. Locally, Hillsborough and Manatee reported two new deaths each, while Pinellas reported one.
Of the 36,897 cases, 35,969 are Florida residents while 928 are non-Florida residents currently in the state.
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The state is not reporting a total number of "recovered' coronavirus patients or those currently hospitalized. As of Monday, 6,119 people had been hospitalized for treatment at some point.
A total of 445,995 people have been tested in the state as of Monday -- about 2% of the state's population -- according to the Florida Department of Health.
Source: Fla. DOH
After two peaks in early and mid-April, the state’s curve has generally flattened over the last two weeks. Since April 18, the state has averaged just under 750 new cases per day. That’s down to a level that the health care system can handle, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Phase one of the governor's reopening plan is now in effect. DeSantis said it would include wider testing, and he expected to find an increase in cases as more Floridians get tested.
Editor's note: The number of new cases and deaths reported each day does not necessarily reflect the day that the case was confirmed. The state says some private testing labs dump large batches of test results which include cases from previous days. The state's number of deaths represents permanent Florida residents who have died from COVID-19. The number of non-Florida residents who have died from the coronavirus while in the state is not reported.
If you feel sick:
The Florida Department of Health has opened a COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Agents will answer questions around the clock. Questions may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.
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