Florida now has over 97,200 confirmed coronavirus cases; state has suffered 3,161 COVID-19 related fatalities

Florida now has over 97,200 confirmed coronavirus cases; state has suffered 3,161 COVID-19 related fatalities
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(WWSB) - The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) reported 97,291 confirmed cases statewide on Sunday. The death toll from the virus hit 3,161.

95,139 of those cases have been confirmed to be Florida residents.

It’s an increase of 17 reported deaths from Saturday’s 11 a.m. update. Gov. DeSantis warned that increased testing would bring higher numbers. Reports can also be staggered depending on the turnaround from different laboratories.

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced in a press conference on Saturday that he is cracking down on Florida businesses that are packed and not practicing social distancing.

In particular, these businesses mostly involve bars and restaurants. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation are going to be enforcing the capacity limits. The Surgeon General is also re-issuing a public health advisory.

DeSantis also noted that the median age in new COVID-19 cases in the state is starting to trend in a direction of more younger people.

As for what the pandemic means for hurricane season, remains to be seen.

Here are the latest totals for the Suncoast.

Manatee County:

Total Cases: 1,890 Residents: 1,876 Residents Not in Florida: 0 Non-Residents: 14

Conditions and Care Deaths: 126 Hospitalizations* Residents: 247 Non-Residents: 2

Demographics of Cases

Age: Age Range: 0 to 101 Median Age: 45

Gender: Male: 872 (46%) Female: 992 (53%) Unknown/No data: 12 (<1%)

Race: Black: 234 (12%) White: 1,107 (59%) Other: 176 (9%) Unknown/No Data: 359 (19%)

Ethnicity: Hispanic: 603 (32%) Not-Hispanic: 858 (46%) Unknown/No Data: 415 (22%)

Sarasota County:

Total Cases: 962 Residents: 938 Residents Not in Florida: 0 Non-Residents: 24

Conditions and Care Deaths: 94 Hospitalizations* Residents: 182 Non-Residents: 10

Demographics of Cases

Age: Age Range: 0 to 104 Median Age: 56

Gender: Male: 425 (45%) Female: 512 (55%) Unknown/No data: 1 (<1%)

Race: Black: 62 (7%) White: 701 (75%) Other: 76 (8%) Unknown/No Data: 99 (11%)

Ethnicity: Hispanic: 116 (12%) Not-Hispanic: 673 (74%) Unknown/No Data: 149 (16%)

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