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The Florida Department of Health has reported four confirmed/probable monkeypox cases in the Tampa Bay area as of July 4–two cases each in Pinellas and Polk counties.

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To date, 63 total cases have been reported in the state from 10 counties with 3/4s of the cases being reported in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, with 34 and 14 cases, respectively.

Other counties reporting cases include Collier (1), Lake (1), Orange (4), Palm Beach (3), Santa Rosa (1) and Seminole (1).

As of July 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 460 total confirmed monkeypox/orthopoxvirus cases in 31 states and the District of Columbia.

According to the Twitter page, Monkeypoxtally, 7,000 cases was eclipsed today globally.