Florida Coronavirus Cases Top 50,000 Mark

Paul Scicchitano

TALLAHASSEE, FL — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Florida topped the 50,000 mark on Saturday as health officials reported a total of 50,127 cases.

The number represents an increase of 676 new cases in Florida over the previous 24-hour period.

State health officials reported a total of 2,233 deaths, up from 2,190 deaths involving Florida residents a day earlier.

Thirteen Florida counties reported 43 new deaths Saturday over the previous 24-hour period compared to 59 new deaths Friday, 51 on Thursday, 43 Wednesday, 55 Tuesday, 24 deaths Monday and eight last Sunday.

Miami-Dade reported 15 new deaths Saturday. Broward County reported six deaths. Palm Beach County reported four new deaths.

Collier County reported three deaths as did Sarasota County. Hillsborough County reported two new deaths as did Charlotte County, Clay County and Pinellas County.

Escambia County reported one new death as did Jefferson County, Manatee County and Orange County

Florida had a 5.9 percent positive test rate for the virus based on a total of 858,112 tests that had been administered as of Saturday. The number of hospitalizations in Florida increased to 9,310 from 9,117 a day earlier.

A total of 28,483 cases — or some 57 percent of the state's total — were in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

Miami-Dade reported 16,694 confirmed cases of the virus as of Saturday. Nearby Broward County, which includes Fort Lauderdale, reported 6,649 cases. Palm Beach County, which includes West Palm Beach, reported 5,140 cases.

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Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, reported 1,823 cases as of Saturday. Orange County, which includes Orlando, reported 1,768 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 Saturday are shown in bold.

Here is the most recent data:

County
Total Cases (includes nonresidents) Median Age (as of 5.21) Number of Hospital Cases (Florida residents)
Deaths By County (Florida residents)
1. Alachua County 355 48 74 7
2. Baker County 27 48 9 3
3. Bay County 94 53 12 3
4. Bradford County 50 53 11 2
5. Brevard County 389 58 57 11
6. Broward County 6,649 51 1,386 292
7. Calhoun County 52 56 5 3
8. Charlotte County 417 60 112 56
9. Citrus County 119 60 32 12
10. Clay County 354 51 87 27
11. Collier County 1,195 54 169 45
12. Columbia County 125 54 11 2
13. Miami-Dade 16,694 49 2,710 629
14. Desoto County 112 52 22 8
15. Dixie County 38 51
5 1
16. Duval County 1,406 49 241 41
17. Escambia County 749 53 63 26
18. Flagler County 173 57 19 4
19. Franklin County 2 63 0
20. Gadsden County 255 45
42 1
21. Gilchrist County 10 52 0
22. Glades County 20 51 4 1
23. Gulf County 1 59
0
24. Hamilton County 161 41 1
25. Hardee County 63 47 10
26. Hendry County 249 46
43 12
27. Hernando County 109
53 22 5
28. Highlands County 112 61 35 8
29. Hillsborough County 1,823 49 377 72
30. Holmes County 14 56 1
31. Indian River County 113 60 28 9
32. Jackson County 225 49 12
33. Jefferson County 29 56 7 3
34. Lafayette County 8 53 1
35. Lake County 271 58 68 15
36. Lee County 1,677 56 374 92
37. Leon County 330 46 35 6
38. Levy County 27 54 3
39. Liberty County 204 38 1
40. Madison County 67 51 4 3
41. Manatee County 958 59 203 91
42. Marion County 233 55 31 5
43. Martin County 483 56 69 9
44. Monroe County 107 56 11 3
45. Nassau County 69 56 13 1
46. Okaloosa County 192 48 30 6
47. Okeechobee County 57 53 6
48. Orange County 1,768 48 304 39
49. Osceola County 648 49 147 18
50. Palm Beach County 5,140 55 1,051 315
51. Pasco County 341 53 72 12
52. Pinellas County 1,153 57 353 75
53. Polk County 853 52 255 49
54. Putnam County 139 50 17 4
55. Santa Rosa County 207 50 24 9
56. Sarasota County 576 61 161 73
57. Seminole County 454 51 105 12
58. St. Johns County 238 53 37 5
59. St. Lucie County 386 55 87 28
60. Sumter County 253 69 44 17
61. Suwannee County 164 57 37 18
62. Taylor County 11 54 0
63. Union County 29 60 2
64. Volusia County 655 57 134 36
65. Wakulla County 32 52 5 1
66. Walton County 103 54 14 7
67. Washington County 26 55 5 1
68. Unknown counties 84 48 0

This article originally appeared on the Bradenton Patch