TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health’s official count of the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pasco County increased by 4 over the weekend, according to its report released March 22.
The county is now reporting six males and five females, ranging in age from 41 to 73, have tested positive for COVID-19 as of late Sunday night
Despite the reporting of erroneous data Saturday night by the state DOH, there have been no deaths in Pasco County due to the virus and only three hospitalizations are now officially reported.
The latest report from DOH adds more detail on the cases than in previous reporting.
There have been 177 tests administered in Pasco County, with 166 having negative results. There are currently 15 cases awaiting a test intended for people with symptoms and known exposure or severe symptoms.
Six of the Pasco cases are categorized as “travel-related,” and the report details those cases involved travel from New York, California, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Mexico and Spain.
The new report also shows the cities where the cases have appeared.
Those Pasco cities or areas where the information is now available are: Land O’Lakes, three; Dade City, two; Wesley Chapel, two; Trinity, one; New Port Richey, one.
One of the 11 Pasco cases involves a non-Florida resident and the site of the case is not always received as part of the initial notification and may not be reflected on the list while the case is being investigated.
Pinellas County is reporting a total of 38 positive cases, 25 males and 13 females, with ages ranging from 21 to 75. Twenty-eight of those cases are categorized as “travel-related” and there have been seven hospitalizations. Clearwater is the Pinellas city with the most reported cases, now standing at eight.
Six males and five females, ranging in age from 8 to 88, are now confirmed cases in Polk County with four cases considered “travel-related.” Of those cases, there have been four hospitalizations. Davenport is the Polk city with the most reported cases in that county totaling five.
Hernando County is reporting a total of five confirmed cases, two males and three females, ranging in ages from 19 to 73. Two are considered “travel-related” and there have been no hospitalizations.
Spring Hill has the most recorded Hernando cases numbering four.
No deaths have been reported from any of the four counties
DOH information on the COVID-19 outbreak is updated twice daily at www.FloridaHealth.gov.