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Pinellas County posts 54 more COVID-19 cases

June 6, 2020 - There were 1,532 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pinellas County as of Saturday morning, up 54 cases from a day earlier. On Friday, the county had the largest one-day increase in case numbers since the pandemic began, with an increase of 81 cases. A key benchmark, the rolling 14-day average of newly reported cases in Pinellas County, was 27.07 new cases per day, the highest it has been since April 1, according to the Tampa Bay Regional Partnership's COVID-19 dashboard. Public health officials say increased testing is likely to lead to an increase in the number of cases. Almost 50,500 people have been tested in Pinellas since the start of the pandemic, with the percentage of those testing positive at 3 percent as of Saturday. Positivity rates have been trending up for a few days, but  public health officials say that percentage is within acceptable targets. Ninety-five Pinellas County residents have died as a result of COVID-19 since early March. See the number of total cases in your neighborhood on the St. Pete Catalyst's interactive map here.

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