CORONAVIRUS: Sarasota County Infections, Deaths Spot Check

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SARASOTA, FL ( — We continued to spot check other regions of Florida. In Sarasota County, there are now 435 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 57 deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The median age of those infected in Sarasota County is 63.

The age range of those killed in Sarasota County — based on DOH stats — is 28 to 102.

By gender: 173 of those infected identify as male, 246 identify as female. By percentage, 49 percent of those infected in Sarasota County are female, 41 percent male.

By race: 25 identify as black, 338 as white, 31 as other. By percentage, 81-percent white, 6-percent black, 31-percent other.

By ethnicity: 44 of those infected in Sarasota identify as Hispanic, 325 as non-Hispanic, 50 as “unknown/no data.” By percentage: 11-percent Hispanic, 78-percent “non-Hispanic,” 12-percent “unknown.”

Based on the latest statistics released on May 11th, Sarasota County is reporting a 1.1-percent positive rate based on testing. To simplify the State’s language — of everyone tested on May 11th, only 1.1 percent tested positive.

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