Pinellas County reports largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases
June 11, 2020 - Pinellas County reported 116 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday morning, the most new cases reported in a single day in the county since the pandemic began. There were 1,862 total cases in Pinellas as of Thursday, compared to 1,746 cases on Wednesday, according to the Florida Department of Health. Thirteen residents at Bon Secours Maria Manor Nursing Care Center in St. Petersburg tested positive on Wednesday, according to Bay News 9. Bon Secours is in the 33716 ZIP code, which posted a total increase of 17 cases on Thursday. Three other ZIP codes, all in south St. Petersburg, posted large increases as well: 33705 and 33712 each had 13 new cases and 33711 had 11 new cases. Those ZIP codes, which all have majority Black populations, have consistently posted the most daily increases in COVID cases in Pinellas County over the past several days.