The number of cases of COVID-19 in Florida increased by 739 on Saturday, pushing the state past 25,000 cases.
The state also reported an increase of 22 deaths from the disease on Saturday, bringing the total to 748. The total number of cases in Florida since the beginning of the outbreak is now 25,492.
Four more people died in the Tampa Bay area since Friday: two in Manatee County, one in Sarasota County and one in Hernando County.
Tampa Bay area positive tests as of 6 p.m. Saturday, April 18:
- Hillsborough: 943 (901 local, 42 non-resident)
- Pinellas: 587 (546 local, 41 non-resident)
- Manatee: 362 (360 local, 2 non-resident)
- Polk: 320 (314 local, 6 non-resident)
- Sarasota: 279 (264 local, 15 non-resident)
- Pasco:198 (191 local, 7 non-resident)
- Hernando: 84 (80 local, 4 non-resident)
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