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Florida coronavirus cases rise dramatically as Broward, Miami-Dade orders residents to stay home

On Thursday evening, state public health officials reported there were 29 deaths as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with one new death in Highlands County since the previous update Thursday morning.Local 10 News has since learned that Dr. Alex Hsu, an internist who had practiced medicine in Margate for more than 35 years, died Wednesday night from complications related to the new coronavirus.The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is expected to continue climbing as testing increases in South Florida and across the state.

Florida lawmakers are calling on Gov. Ron DeSantis to enforce a statewide shelter-in-place order, something Broward County is doing.The United States has surpassed 85,500 confirmed cases — more than any other country in the world — and now has over 1,100 deaths from COVID-19.Florida has surpassed 2,400 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the state’s health Miami Florida News department said in its latest update of numbers.In its Thursday evening release, the Florida Department of Health reported 2,484 cases statewide.Miami-Dade County has the most cases with 654, and there are 505 in Broward County. Monroe County has 14 positive cases of the virus.


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Diagnosed coronavirus cases in South Florida jumped dramatically Thursday night as Broward and Miami-Dade counties ordered residents to stay at home and Miami prepared to enforce a new 10 p.m. curfew, all to try and curb the devastating outbreak that has killed more than 20,000 across the globe and paralyzed the world’s economy.

Overall, as testing has ramped up this week, 2,484 people in Florida had been diagnosed with the highly contagious illness as of 6 p.m. Thursday, the Florida Department of Health announced. That’s nearly a 26 per centres Release Distribution Services In Miami and Florida increase from the night before when there were 1,977 diagnosed cases.

In Miami-Dade, there are now 654 diagnosed cases, in Broward, 505.

The infected include two Miami police officers, who have been sent home and are recovering in isolation. “Both officers are in good spirits and are currently experiencing only mild effects from the virus,” Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina said in a press release Thursday afternoon.

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