TAMPA, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health says the number of known cases of COVID-19 in the state rose by 739 since Friday as the virus spreads and as more people get tested across the state. The total number of cases in Florida is now 25,492.
The number of deaths has reached 748 an increase of 22 since Friday.
Of the 25,492 cases, 24,797 are Florida residents while 695 are non-Florida residents currently in the state.
Bay Area COVID-19 cases by the numbers:
The state is not reporting a total number of "recovered' coronavirus patients or those currently hospitalized. As of Saturday evening, 3,745 had been hospitalized for treatment at some point.
The 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.
A total of 253,183 people have been tested in the state as of Saturday evening, according to the Florida Department of Health.
Source: Fla. Dept. of Health
Gov. Ron DeSantis said private testing labs, which perform most of the tests in the state, are under no obligation to report the number of tests they have performed until the results are in, which can sometimes take days.
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 email@example.com. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.
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