Breaking News

Florida coronavirus cases hit nearly 15,000. Death toll nears 300, with 42 new deaths

Florida reported 1,118 new cases of COVID-19 and 42 related deaths since Monday night, almost matching the state’s highest number of new deaths since early April at 43, state officials said Tuesday evening.
The state’s Department of Health Tuesday evening report said there were 14,747 confirmed cases statewide, with the death toll at 296. Health officials reported 243 additional cases and 13 new deaths since Tuesday morning.

Twenty-six of the new deaths since Monday night were in South Florida:
Six people in Miami-Dade County have died since Monday night. Four men and two women were between the ages of 75 and 101.

Seven people in Broward County have died since Monday night, including a 75-year-old woman and six men between the ages of 44 and 95.
Thirteen people died in Palm Beach County since Monday night, including six men and seven women between the ages of 41 and 92.
The 101-year-old woman who died in Miami-Dade County had contact with someone who tested positive for the disease but it’s still unknown if she recently traveled anywhere, according to health officials. Based on the state’s data, she is the oldest person in the state to die from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Previously, it was a 100-year-old man who died in Lee County Friday.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has 36 employees in South Florida who’ve tested positive for COVID-19, BSO Sheriff Gregory Tony said. This does not include Deputy Shannon Bennett, 39, who died Friday night.
The other deaths were in Brevard, Duval, Escambia, Hernando, St. Lucie and Sumter counties.
Of the new confirmed cases, 237 are Florida residents and six are non-residents who were diagnosed or isolated in the state. Of the statewide total of confirmed cases, 14,302 are Florida residents. Health officials say 1,894 people are hospitalized in the state.
Throughout the state, 138,262 tests have been conducted with 123,415 testing negative. There are 1,407 pending tests; the state’s percentage of positive cases is at 10.7%.

CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES IN SOUTH FLORIDA?

As of Tuesday evening, here’s what Florida’s Department of Health data shows:
▪ Miami-Dade County saw 129 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, raising the county total to 5,126. Those who have fallen ill range from the age of 0 to 103. (Those in the zero age range are newborns in their first year of life.) Health officials say 5,078 are residents, 47 are non-residents and one is a resident who is not in Florida. The county has had 47 deaths and 320 hospitalizations.
▪ Broward County reported 17 additional confirmed cases of the disease, raising the county total of confirmed cases to 2,230. Those who have fallen ill range from 0 to 98. Health officials say 2,171 are residents and 59 are non-residents. The county has had 54 deaths and 300 hospitalizations.
▪ Palm Beach County had 23 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, raising the county total to 1,159. Those who have fallen ill range from 0 to 104. Health officials say 1,122 are residents, 35 are non-residents and two are residents who are not in Florida. The county has had 203 hospitalizations and 64 deaths. The county has the highest COVID-19 death toll in the state, despite having fewer hospitalizations and total confirmed cases compared to Miami-Dade and Broward County.
▪ The Florida Keys reported three additional confirmed cases of the disease, bringing the county total to 49. Those who have fallen ill range from 19 to 80. Health officials say 43 are Monroe County residents and six are non-residents. The county has had two deaths and seven hospitalizations.

More Information

No comments