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Florida Reports 221 Lives Lost So Far Due To Coronavirus

Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.
Florida Department of Health
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Covid-19 has claimed the lives of 221 people in Florida, and infected more than 12,000, according to Sunday evening’s update from the Florida Department of Health.

While the state does not release specific data about the people who have died, Sunday’s 6 p.m. release included the addition of 805 new confirmed cases, and 26 more deaths compared to the same time on Saturday.

Of the seven counties in the Tampa Bay region, a total of 285 people remain hospitalized. In Polk County, more than 40 percent of its cases are reportedly in the hospital.

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Over the weekend, the region added 227 new cases.

Tampa Bay area positive tests:

Hillsborough: 536 (521 local, 15 non-residents)

Pinellas: 359 (329 local, 30 non-residents)

Polk 157 (156 local, 1 non-resident)

Sarasota 140 (127 local, 13 non-Sarasota residents)

Manatee 136 (136 local)

Pasco 102 (98 local, 4 non-Pasco residents)

Hernando 43 (41 local, 2 non-Hernando residents)

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Mary Shedden is news director at WUSF.
Mary Shedden
Mary Shedden is news director at WUSF Public Media, where she oversees a team of reporters covering 13 counties on Florida’s west coast.