Florida Coronavirus Cases Surpass 60,000 Mark

Paul Scicchitano

TALLAHASSEE, FL — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Florida surpassed the 60,000 mark Thursday as state officials reported 1,419 new cases of the virus over the previous 24-hour period.

Florida has a total of 60,183 confirmed cases throughout the state and 2,607 deaths from 2,566 a day earlier. Health officials also reported 113 new hospitalizations over the previous 24-hour period.

Eleven Florida counties reported 42 new deaths Thursday compared to 35 new deaths Wednesday, 71 new deaths Tuesday, seven on Monday, two on Sunday, 34 deaths on Saturday, 49 deaths Friday and 45 deaths last Thursday. Two counties each reported one fewer death on Thursday.

Miami-Dade reported 15 new deaths Thursday. Palm Beach County reported four new deaths. Broward County reported seven new deaths.

Collier County reported four new deaths. Polk County reported three new deaths. Manatee County reported two new deaths as did Orange County and Sarasota County. Bay County reported one new death as did Hillsborough County and Lee County.

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Miami-Dade reported 18,779 confirmed cases of the virus Thursday. Nearby Broward County, which includes Fort Lauderdale, reported 7,462 cases. Palm Beach County, which includes West Palm Beach, reported cases.

Florida had a 5.4 percent positive test rate for the virus based on a total of 1,107,952 tests that had been administered as of Thursday. The number of hospitalizations in Florida increased to 10,652 from 10,525 a day earlier.

Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, reported 2,479 cases. Orange County, which includes Orlando, reported 2,169 cases.

In an attempt to provide as much information to our readers as possible, Patch is publishing the following county-by-county breakdown of the coronavirus cases in Florida's 67 counties, along with the median age of patients, the number of hospital cases by county and the number of deaths.

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Patch updates this chart once each day based on data provided by the Florida Department of Health. The counties that reported new deaths on Thursday are shown in bold.

Here is the most recent data:

County
Total Cases (includes nonresidents) Median Age (as of 6.2) Number of Hospital Cases (Florida residents)
Deaths By County (Florida residents)
1. Alachua County 387 47 77 8
2. Baker County 29 64 11 4
3. Bay County 111 48 13 4
4. Bradford County 51 72 11 2
5. Brevard County 431 53 65 13
6. Broward County 7,462 50 1,537 325
7. Calhoun County 62 79 6 4
8. Charlotte County 476 67 127 68
9. Citrus County 122 60 33 12
10. Clay County 394 59 95 32
11. Collier County 1,814 46 224 53
12. Columbia County 160 44 14 2
13. Miami-Dade 18,779 49 3,085 746
14. Desoto County 218 38 31 7
15. Dixie County 56 48
10 2
16. Duval County 1,702 48 277 51
17. Escambia County 866 54 65 35
18. Flagler County 193 55 22 4
19. Franklin County 2 42 0
20. Gadsden County 288 43
44 3
21. Gilchrist County 17 45 0
22. Glades County 70 39 6 1
23. Gulf County 3 41
0
24. Hamilton County 255 40 5
25. Hardee County 118 31 12
26. Hendry County 501 40
53 17
27. Hernando County 122
48 25 5
28. Highlands County 138 54 38 9
29. Hillsborough County 2,479 46 447 85
30. Holmes County 26 40 1
31. Indian River County 144 62 33 10
32. Jackson County 290 40 20 1
33. Jefferson County 29 66 7 3
34. Lafayette County 9 40 1
35. Lake County 313 52 73 15
36. Lee County 2,147 53 434 114
37. Leon County 432 36 38 7
38. Levy County 38 48 4 1
39. Liberty County 218 41 1 1
40. Madison County 69 57 4 3
41. Manatee County 1,134 54 217 100
42. Marion County 261 48 36 7
43. Martin County 764 41 86 10
44. Monroe County 110 55 10 4
45. Nassau County 82 42 15 1
46. Okaloosa County 241 52 40 6
47. Okeechobee County 104 35 10
48. Orange County 2,169 43 337 43
49. Osceola County 726 48 157 20
50. Palm Beach County 6,688 48 1,235 363
51. Pasco County 405 49 78 15
52. Pinellas County 1,397 54 403 91
53. Polk County 1,100 54 329 63
54. Putnam County 165 47 21 6
55. Santa Rosa County 255 46 25 9
56. Sarasota County 652 64 166 82
57. Seminole County 512 46 111 12
58. St. Johns County 267 52 39 6
59. St. Lucie County 535 50 110 31
60. Sumter County 260 65 45 17
61. Suwannee County 172 57 39 18
62. Taylor County 26 32 3
63. Union County 34 60 6 1
64. Volusia County 784 53 149 41
65. Wakulla County 35 46 5 1
66. Walton County 120 54 17 9
67. Washington County 74 60 14 4
68. Unknown counties 90 41 0

This article originally appeared on the Sarasota Patch