Pasco & Pinellas Coronavirus Update

The Florida Department of Health reported 1,846 new cases of COVID-19 in Pasco County from Jan. 11-16, bringing the count to 26,551. Forty-seven residents died due to the novel coronavirus, upping the death toll to 453.

DOH reported 2,052 new cases and 15 deaths during the week of Jan. 4-10, and 1,843 new cases and 38 deaths during the week of Dec. 28-Jan. 3.

COVID-19 cases in Pasco include 26,551 residents and 247 non-residents. More cases were in females, 14,130 (53%) to 12,249 males. Gender was unknown in 172. Ages ranged from 0-105. Median age was 44. Six percent were Black and 19% Hispanic.

As of Jan. 16, 1,759 residents and 24 non-residents have been hospitalized in Pasco since March, or 7% of all cases. Pasco’s hospitals had 22% capacity in staffed adult beds (317 of 1,435) on Sunday and 9.5% (14 of 147) in ICU beds. All hospitals had at least one ICU bed available except AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills.

DOH’s report on daily testing showed that 8.96% of 2,408 test results on Jan. 15 were positive, 10.77% of 2,386 results on Jan. 14, 8.29% of 2,878 on Jan. 13, 11.37% of 2,315 on Jan. 12, and 9.69% of 2,340 on Jan. 11.

Statewide, the cumulative number of cases increased to 1,571,279 with 27,515 deaths as of Jan. 16. According to Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems for Science and Engineering, as of 4:30 p.m. Jan. 17, In the United States, cases totaled 23,871,070 with 397,008 deaths. Globally, more than 94.8 million cases have been reported with 2.02 million deaths.

Case counts by city of residence

DOH provided updated and revised information on the city of residence for cases in Pasco on Jan. 17. New Port Richey had the most, 6,102, with 3,833 from Land O’ Lakes, 3,821 from Wesley Chapel, 2,709 from Zephyrhills, 2,242 from Hudson, 2,188 from Dade City, 2,067 from Port Richey, 1,609 from Holiday, 542 from Spring Hill, 518 from Trinity, 217 from San Antonio, 109 from Odessa, 86 from Lutz, 33 from Saint Leo, 27 from Bayonet Point, 25 from Lacoochee, 17 from Ridge Manor, 17 from Crystal Springs, 11 from Shady Hills, 10 from Trilby, five from Elfers, two from Seven Springs and 88 listed as missing.

Since March, 1,611 cases have been reported in long-term care facilities, 6% of all cases.

COVID-19 deaths

As of Jan. 16, DOH reported 453 COVID-19 related deaths in Pasco County, upping the death toll to 453.

One death has been reported in the 15-24 age group, zero deaths in the age 25-34 group, five in the 35-44 age group, 11 in the 45-54 group, 45 in the 55-64 group, 107 in 65-74 (24%), 159 in 75-84 (35%) and 125 in the age group 85 and up (28%). At least, 162 of the county’s deaths were residents of long-term care facilities.

For more information about COVID-19, visit pasco.floridahealth.gov

Pinellas County

Florida Department of Health reported 427 new cases of COVID-19 in Pinellas County on Jan. 16, bringing the tally to 53,882. Four more residents have died due to the novel coronavirus, upping the death too to 1,173.

Since Jan. 11, 2,488 new COVID-19 cases have been reported and 84 deaths.

Last week, Jan. 4-10, DOH reported 3,645 new cases and 50 deaths, down slightly from the previous week. For the week of Dec. 28-Jan. 3, DOH reported 3,997 new cases and 80 deaths, which was considerably higher than the 2,223 cases and 30 deaths reported for the week of Dec. 21-27.

COVID-19 cases in Pinellas included 52,556 residents and 1,326 non-residents. More cases were in females, 28,198 (54%), to 24,299 in males. Gender was unknown in 59. Ages range from 0-105. Median age was 44. Thirteen percent were Black, (down from 13%) and 11% were Hispanic.

About 7% of all cases in the county have been hospitalized since March. DOH reported that 3,571 residents and 38 non-residents had been hospitalized in Pinellas.

DOH reported that 6.53% of 6,167 test results on Jan. 15 were positive, 8.80% of 7,017 results on Jan. 14, 5.27% of 6,898 on Jan. 13, 7.75% of 5,311 on Jan. 12, 8.53% of 3,170 on Jan. 11, 11.40% of 3,193 on Jan. 10, 9.94% of 4,437 on Jan. 9.

DOH reported four more COVID-19 related deaths on Jan. 15, upping the death toll to 1,173. Since Jan. 11, 84 more deaths have been confirmed.

To date, one death has been reported in the 15-24 age group, four deaths in the 25-34 age group, 11 in the 35-44 group (1%), 33 in 45-54 (3%), 96 in 55-64 (8%), 226 in 65-74 (19%), 350 in 75-84 (30%) and 452 (39%) in ages 85 and up.

At least 744 of the county’s deaths were residents or staff at one of the county’s long-term care facilities. Pinellas is No. 3 in the state with reporting 8% of deaths at these facilities. Dade County is No. 1 with 931 deaths, or 11%, and Palm Beach County is No. 2 with 872 deaths, or 10%.

Note: All numbers are provisional and subject to change.