Breakdown: Pinellas County COVID Cases (By Gender, City, Age & Recent Travel, March 24, 2020)

– Gypsy C. Gallardo

Three cities account for a lion’s share of known Coronavirus cases in Pinellas; together, Clearwater, Largo and St. Petersburg are home to 58% of positives in the county. As of last night, Pinellas County had 45 of the 1,467 COVID-19 positives so far identified in Florida. Here’s a snapshot of who’s contracted the virus, and where they live, as of 7 pm yesterday.

By Gender 

Almost two-thirds (62%) of confirmed cases in Pinellas are male. Take note that health officials still use binary gender codes, reporting only male and female groupings.

By Recent Travel

An overwhelming majority of people in Pinellas with COVID-19 (73%) report recent travel. Places traveled include New York (6 cases), Latin America and the Caribbean (8), Spain (3), Israel (3), Egypt (2), and various points within the U.S. and across Florida.

By Age

Though Pinellas County cases skew older, a surprising number of cases are among young people. People in their 20s make up 18% or 8 of the identified cases. People under 50 make up 29% or 13 cases. Across all Pinellas cases, 54 is the average age of persons known to have Coronavirus. As you can see in the graph below, people in their 60s comprise almost one third of Pinellas cases.

 By City

Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Largo are home to 58% of cases in Pinellas County. Notice that officials did not record the city of four cases.

By Contact with Coronavirus Positive People

Be advised, about half of Pinellas cases are among people who were not aware that they’d been in contact with anyone carrying the virus. Continue all cautions!

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