The number of cases of hepatitis A in Florida has continued to steadily increase, with the largest concentration of the outbreak in the Tampa Bay area, according to numbers posted on the state Department of Health website.
The outbreak of the contagious liver disease began in 2018 and has accelerated this year. As of April 13, the state had 811 cases this year, topping the 548 cases reported in all of 2018. By comparison, the state had 122 cases in 2016 and 276 cases in 2017.
The Department of Health said 60 cases were reported in the week from April 7 to April 13.