Florida’s cases of COVID-19 topped 56,000 Sunday; more than 1 million Floridians tested – FOX 13 Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health says the number of known cases of COVID-19 in the state rose by 738since yesterday morning as the virus spreads and as more people are tested across the state. The total number of cases in Florida is now 56,163.

The number of deaths has reached 2,451, an increase of 4since Saturday's update.

Of the 56,163cases, 54,764are Florida residents while 1,399are non-Florida residents currently in the state.

Bay Area COVID-19 cases by the numbers:

Hillsborough: 2,201

Pinellas: 1,297

Sarasota: 635

Manatee: 1,045

Sumter: 253

Polk: 1,027

Citrus: 121

Hernando: 115

Pasco: 386

Highlands: 129

DeSoto: 182

Hardee: 99

The state is not reporting atotal number of "recovered"coronavirus patientsor those currently hospitalized. As of Sunday, 10,190people had been hospitalized for treatment at some point.

A total of 1,022,265people have been tested in the state as of Sunday-- about 5.5% of the state's population -- according to the Florida Department of Health.

LINK:County-by-county Florida coronavirus cases and ZIP code map

Source: Florida Department of Health

After two peaks in early and mid-April, the states curve has generally flattened over the last few weeks. In the last 30 days, the state has averaged just under 700 new cases per day. Thats down to a level that the health care system can handle, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The new cases Friday mark the largest single-day number reported duringthe last month.

As Florida continues taking steps to ease restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, health experts saynew cases and more deaths are expected.

Editor's note: The number of new cases and deaths reported each day does not necessarily reflect the day that the case was confirmed. The state says some private testing labs dump large batches of test results which include cases from previous days. Stats for today and previous days will likely change in the future as the state reviewsmore cases and updates retroactive data.

The state's number of deaths represents permanent Florida residents who have died from COVID-19. The number of non-Florida residents who have died from the coronavirus while in the state is not reported.

If you feel sick:

The Florida Department of Health has opened a COVID-19 Call Center at1-866-779-6121. Agents will answer questions around the clock.Questions may also be emailed tocovid-19@flhealth.gov. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK:Florida's COVID-19 website

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