– Gypsy C. Gallardo for Power Broker Media Group
The Tampa Bay regional total now stands at 268 COVID-19 positives across the six counties being tracked by Power Broker Media (a single day increase of 27%). Hillsborough County alone claims nearly as many as all other bay area counties combined. By day’s end, case totals were as follows:
The counties above now have four COVID-19 related deaths reported (though this figure may be sketchy, given reports this morning about the mistaken identification of a death in Pinellas County yesterday). The virus is thought to be responsible for at least 23 deaths across Florida as of this evening.
The health community has administered 18,289 tests statewide.
Meanwhile, the #ShutDownFlorida petition at Change.org has 247,000 signatures urging Governor DeSantis to issue statwide orders. To lend your voice, sign the petition at this link.
Data through March 19 from ClickOrlando.com timeline; for March 20 onward, data are from Florida Department of Health. To share news, views and resources with us, email firstname.lastname@example.org.