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Miami-Dade has most coronavirus deaths in Florida. State nears 18,000 cases, 419 deaths

South Florida continues to account for more than half of the state’s confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths as Florida hits nearly 18,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 400 deaths, according to the state Department of Health’s Friday evening report.
As of Friday evening, the state’s total cases are at 17,968 and 419 deaths. Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties make up 10,465 of those confirmed COVID-19 cases and 238 deaths.
Since Thursday evening the state has seen an increase of 1,142 cases and 48 new deaths, which match Florida’s deadliest day since the outbreak began.
Of the new deaths, 26 were from South Florida.



Nineteen people in Miami-Dade County have died since Thursday night: seven women and 12 men between the ages of 68 and 92. The county saw its second deadliest day in a row as 16 new deaths were reported Thursday.
▪ Five people in Broward County have died since Thursday night, which includes an 82-year-old woman and three men between the ages of 61 and 97. The death of a 67-year-old person whose gender is unknown was also reported by health officials.
▪ Four people have died in Palm Beach County since Thursday night, including two men and two women between the ages of 70 and 88.
The 22 other deaths were recorded in Charlotte, Clay, Hernando, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Pinellas, Santa Rosa, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties.
Of the total confirmed cases statewide, 17,448 are Florida residents and 520 are non-residents who were diagnosed or isolated in the state. There have been 2,496 hospitalizations in the state. Of the 165,686 tests conducted, 147,461 are negative and 10.8% of tests are positive, meaning about 1 in 10 people who have been tested are positive.

CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES IN SOUTH FLORIDA
As of Friday evening, here’s what Florida’s Department of Health data shows since Friday morning’s report:
▪ Miami-Dade, which has the most deaths in the state, added 181 cases and 10 deaths, putting it at 6,300 and 84, respectively. Those who have fallen ill range from 0 to 103 (zero means the child is less than 1 year old). There have been 499 hospitalizations.
▪ There were another 44 cases and no new deaths in Broward, raising the county total to 2,679 cases and a death toll of 72. Those who have fallen ill range from 0 to 98 (zero means the child is less than 1 year old). There have been 396 hospitalizations.
▪ Monroe County did not add any new cases or deaths, keeping the county’s totals at 55 cases and three deaths. There have been seven hospitalizations. Those who have fallen ill range from 14 to 80.
▪ Palm Beach reported 43 more cases and three new deaths to reach 1,431 and 79 respectively. Those who have fallen ill range from 0 to 104 (zero means the child is less than 1 year old). There have been 258 hospitalizations.

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