FDOH reports 17,042 new cases in Florida on Saturday’s COVID-19 dashboard

FDOH reports 17,042 new cases in Florida on Saturday’s COVID-19 dashboard
Just as we started seeing a way out of the coronavirus pandemic, as COVID-19 vaccines have started arriving, a new strain of the virus appears to be circulating. (Source: WBRC)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The Florida Department of Health is reporting 17,042 new cases of COVID-19 on it’s latest dashboard update.

The number includes cases reported on Dec. 24 and 25, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The state did not report numbers on Christmas Day.

The state is reporting 142 new deaths. Since March, there have been 1,264,588 cases statewide and 21,135 deaths.

CASE DATA FOR MANATEE

Total Cases: 21,277 Residents: 20,949 Residents Not in Florida: 0 Non-Residents: 328

Conditions and Care Deaths: 409 Hospitalizations* Residents: 1,065 Non-Residents: 18

Demographics of Cases

Age: Age Range: 0 to 101 Median Age: 41

Gender: Male: 9,688 (46%) Female: 11,001 (52%) Unknown/No data: 260 (<1%)

Race: Black: 1,873 (9%) White: 12,268 (59%) Other: 3,272 (16%) Unknown/No Data: 3,536 (17%)

Ethnicity: Hispanic: 5,196 (25%) Not-Hispanic: 11,157 (53%) Unknown/No Data: 4,596 (22%)

CASE DATA FOR SARASOTA

Total Cases: 17,748 Residents: 17,219 Residents Not in Florida: 0 Non-Residents: 529

Conditions and Care Deaths: 499 Hospitalizations* Residents: 1,005 Non-Residents: 31

Demographics of Cases

Age: Age Range: 0 to 105 Median Age: 48

Gender: Male: 7,980 (46%) Female: 9,157 (53%) Unknown/No data: 82 (<1%)

Race: Black: 1,034 (6%) White: 11,648 (68%) Other: 1,471 (9%) Unknown/No Data: 3,066 (18%)

Ethnicity: Hispanic: 2,122 (12%) Not-Hispanic: 10,241 (59%) Unknown/No Data: 4,846 (28%)

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