Hillsborough County reports 3rd COVID-19 death, Cases top 300; Raymond James collection site reopens

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On March 30, a 92-year-old female Hillsborough County resident diagnosed with COVID-19 passed away. This is the third person to die in the county while diagnosed with COVID-19.

To date, Florida has reports 85 COVID-19 deaths with Palm Beach County (14) and Broward County (12) reporting the most.

Statewide, the Department of Health is reporting 6741 total cases, with 6490 in state residents. Dade County has seen 2123 cases followed by Broward County with 1219.

In Hillsborough County, officials are reporting 305 cases. They announced the re-opening the COVID-19 community collection testing site at Raymond James Stadium, located at 4201 N. Dale Mabry Highway, from Wednesday, April 1 through Friday, April 3.

The drive-thru testing will ONLY be administered to symptomatic individuals who have pre-registered and have been scheduled an appointment through Hillsborough County’s call center at (813) 272-5900. The call center will be taking appointments today through Thursday, April 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appointment seekers are urged to be thoughtful of others. Test kit supplies are low, and demand is very high across the nation. Those who fail to arrive at their designated appointment time will lose their opportunity to be tested without exception. Residents who miss appointments or fail to show up will be required to re-register through the call center, as missed appointments may result in other symptomatic residents being unable to secure a needed appointment.


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