Facts and Figures for Covid-19 in Florida and Beyond


Brielle Allison

Brielle Allison

COVID-19 in Florida

As of April 15, the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Outbreak confirmed 21,435 cases of COVID-19 in Florida residents and 646 cases of COVID-19 in non-Florida residents, bringing the state total to 22,081 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

On April 12, the Tampa Bay Times reported that Hillsborough County has 759 confirmed cases, and 17 deaths in relation to COVID-19 complications. 

The Florida Department of Health reported that 10% of those tested have been positive for COVID-19.

America’s Numbers

As of April 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 605,390 cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 24,582 deaths due to COVID-19 complications. 

Over 20 states in the U.S. have reported 5,000 or more cases. Some of the leading states include: N.Y., Fla., Wash., N.J. and Calif.

By source of exposure, the CDC has confirmed that 14,728 of COVID-19 cases have been a result of close contact, whereas 6,814 cases have been the direct result of travel. 

The approximately 557,463 remaining cases are currently under investigation. 

World Numbers 

According to the World Health Organization, as of April 15, there have been 1,914,916 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 123,010 deaths due to COVID-19 complications. That is a .06% death rate for all cases of Covid-19. 

According to the CDC’s World Map, 173 countries have confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

Testing Available

The CDC reported that all 50 states have at least one or more laboratories that have successfully verified and are using COVID-19 diagnostic tests. As of April 14, the total number of public health laboratories that are offering testing is 95. More information about specimen testing and collection in the United States can be found at the CDC’s U.S. testing page

General Information

Other general information about COVID-19 and official response plans can be found at the CDC webpage and the Hillsborough County Schools webpage.