Florida: Pinellas County reports 5th COVID-19 death

Florida state health officials are reporting 60 COVID-19 deaths as of this morning, including the fifth in Pinellas County.

The latest case in Pinellas is a 58-year-old male. This is the fifth death in the county in the past 10 days.

Of the 60 fatalities reported, 52 were in individuals 65 years of age and higher.

In neighboring Hillsborough County, the death toll remains at 2, with another 40 people hospitalized.

Statewide, Florida is close to crossing the 5,000 case mark, reporting 4950 to date. Dade (1474). Broward (1012), Palm Beach (393), Orange (268) and Hillsborough (225) counties have reported the most cases to date.

On Sunday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Division of Emergency Management secured an order of 2000 COVID-19 rapid tests which will give results in 45 minutes.

He also spoke with Abbott Laboratories to secure new rapid COVID-19 tests which can produce results in 5-15 minutes.

Lastly, the Governor said that checkpoints are being set up on I-10 and I-95 to screen individuals arriving in Florida from COVID-19 hotspots.

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2 Comments

  1. Florida needs to clamp down all beaches closed and stay safe at home mandatory people are going to die unless we step up these programs… publix markets busier than ever loads of cars on the street.. it is as if people are deaf and blind to see what this VIRUS can do…

  2. Can covid 19 cases be broken down by community?

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