FDOH reports state has over 158,900 confirmed COVID-19 cases

FDOH reports state has over 158,900 confirmed COVID-19 cases
COVID-19 is commonly known as coronavirus (Source: AP)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) reported on Wednesday morning that the state has 158,997 confirmed coronavirus cases.

The cases involve 156,288 Florida residents. The Department of Health also confirmed 3,550 deaths related to the virus.

This is an increase of 6,563 cases since Tuesday’s update which is an increase of 470 from Tuesday’s coronavirus one-day numbers in terms of cases.

Some businesses and restaurants on the Suncoast have decided to briefly shutdown due to increasing numbers of the virus.

Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Sarasota that was planned for next week has been postponed “out of an abundance of caution”, that’s what a Trump campaign spokesperson told CNN.

The change of plans coincides with the increase in COVID-19 cases in Florida.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is going to be holding a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. We are unsure of if this COVID-19 related.

Here are the latest totals on the Suncoast:

Manatee:

Total Cases: 3,015 Residents: 2,996 Residents Not in Florida: 0 Non-Residents: 19

Conditions and Care Deaths: 129 Hospitalizations* Residents: 266 Non-Residents: 3

Demographics of Cases

Age: Age Range: 0 to 101 Median Age: 40

Gender: Male: 1,434 (48%) Female: 1,557 (52%) Unknown/No data: 5 (<1%)

Race: Black: 291 (10%) White: 1,555 (52%) Other: 278 (9%) Unknown/No Data: 872 (29%)

Ethnicity: Hispanic: 898 (30%) Not-Hispanic: 1,133 (38%) Unknown/No Data: 965 (32%)

Sarasota:

Total Cases: 1,601 Residents: 1,568 Residents Not in Florida: 0 Non-Residents: 33

Conditions and Care Deaths: 97 Hospitalizations* Residents: 207 Non-Residents: 11

Demographics of Cases

Age: Age Range: 0 to 104 Median Age: 45

Gender: Male: 742 (47%) Female: 821 (52%) Unknown/No data: 5 (<1%)

Race: Black: 85 (5%) White: 995 (63%) Other: 127 (8%) Unknown/No Data: 361 (23%)

Ethnicity: Hispanic: 195 (13%) Not-Hispanic: 889 (61%) Unknown/No Data: 367 (25%)

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