TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida surpassed 150,000 cases of the coronavirus and 3,500 deaths Tuesday as health officials reported 6,093 new cases of the virus and some Florida cities have made masks mandatory in public spaces across the state.
Florida reported a total of 152,434 cases in the state up from 146,341 cases over the previous 24-hour period.
"We're not going back closing things," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis insisted Tuesday during a stop in Juno Beach. "People going to business is not what’s driving it."
DeSantis said the median age of people testing positive for the disease over the past two weeks has consistently ranged between 33 to 37.
"The number one cohort, by far, who have tested positive is that 25 to 34 age group," DeSantis said. "The clinical consequence of that are radically different than when you are talking about a resident of a long-term care facility, or when you are talking about somebody who may be in that 65 and up category, or who may have significant underlying medical issues.
A Miami Beach mask order took effect Tuesday and a similar order in Sarasota was scheduled to take effect Wednesday as Florida continues to see thousands of new cases of the virus, particularly among people under 40.
The latest one-day record was set on Saturday with 9,585 new cases following a string of records over the past two weeks. State officials suspended the consumption of on-premises alcohol at bars to slow the spread of the deadly disease.
Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County and Monroe County all announced plans to close beaches over the holiday weekend.
The total number of deaths from the new coronavirus in Florida rose to 3,505 from 3,447 a day earlier. State officials reported another 99 deaths in Florida of non-Florida residents.
Fourteen Florida counties reported 58 new deaths Tuesday. That compares with 28 deaths Monday, 29 new deaths Sunday, deaths 24 Saturday, 39 deaths Friday, 46 deaths Thursday, 45 deaths Wednesday and 65 deaths last Tuesday.
Miami-Dade County reported 16 new deaths. Broward County reported one new death. Palm Beach County reported seven new deaths.
Pinellas County reported 12 new deaths. Polk County reported five new deaths. Collier County and Hillsborough County each reported three new deaths.
Lee County, Orange County and Pasco County and St. Lucie County each reported two new deaths. Escambia County reported one new death as did Sarasota County and Volusia County.
Health officials reported 14,580 hospitalizations up from 14,354 hospitalizations over the previous 24-hour period. That represents an increase of 226 new hospitalizations.
Miami-Dade reported 36,820 cases of the virus as of Tuesday. Nearby Broward County, which includes Fort Lauderdale, reported 15,624 cases. Palm Beach County, which includes West Palm Beach, reported 14,150 cases.
Those three South Florida counties account for a combined total of 66,594 cases — or about 44 percent of the total cases in the state. The percentage has declined from 59 percent on April 19 as other Florida counties account for a greater share of cases.
Florida had a 7.8 percent positive test rate for the virus Tuesday based on 1,946,510 tests. The percentage of positive cases has increased over the past two weeks.
Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, reported 10,752 cases. Orange County, which includes Orlando, reported 10,314 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 Tuesday are shown in bold.
Here is the most recent data:
|County ||Total Cases (includes nonresidents)||Median Age (as of 6.25)||Number of Hospital Cases (Florida residents) ||Deaths By County (Florida residents)|
|1. Alachua County||1,197||30||93||12|
|2. Baker County||63||50||13||4|
|3. Bay County||384||42||35||4|
|4. Bradford County||83||53||13||2|
|5. Brevard County||1,793||39||110||17|
|6. Broward County||15,624||44||2,016||383|
|7. Calhoun County||76||78||8||6|
|8. Charlotte County||775||62||145||76|
|9. Citrus County||291||55||38||13|
|10. Clay County||713||54||103||34|
|11. Collier County||4,225||39||323||74|
|12. Columbia County||287||40||26||3|
|14. Desoto County||604||34||59||10|
|15. Dixie County||68||48 ||10||4|
|16. Duval County||6,207||37||350||64|
|17. Escambia County||1,952||44||92||45|
|18. Flagler County||310||54||29||5|
|19. Franklin County||6||65||0|
|20. Gadsden County||379||43 ||60||7|
|21. Gilchrist County||97||39||0|
|22. Glades County||175||36||14||1|
|23. Gulf County||23||48 ||2|
|24. Hamilton County||334||39||10||2|
|25. Hardee County||430||34||38||3|
|26. Hendry County||953||37 ||88||25|
|27. Hernando County||373 ||40||35||5|
|28. Highlands County||350||50||64||11|
|29. Hillsborough County||10,752||35||617||138|
|30. Holmes County||177||38||5|
|31. Indian River County||697||40||54||16|
|32. Jackson County||363||40||28||2|
|33. Jefferson County||49||56||9||4|
|34. Lafayette County||32||40||3|
|35. Lake County||1,302||42||108||22|
|36. Lee County||5,588||45||593||158|
|37. Leon County||1,114||27||49||8|
|38. Levy County||174||36||12||1|
|39. Liberty County||222||41||1||1|
|40. Madison County||195||46||6||3|
|41. Manatee County||2,856||43||264||130|
|42. Marion County||672||464||68||10|
|43. Martin County||2,055||38||173||25|
|44. Monroe County||259||52||21||4|
|45. Nassau County||182||43||18||1|
|46. Okaloosa County||666||40||59||6|
|47. Okeechobee County||377||33||30|
|48. Orange County||10,314||33||446||58|
|49. Osceola County||2,026||41||197||24|
|50. Palm Beach County||14,150 ||43||1,776||510|
|51. Pasco County||1,992||41||138||19|
|52. Pinellas County||6,487||39||654||166|
|53. Polk County||3,836||43||466||98|
|54. Putnam County||339||40||36||6|
|55. Santa Rosa County||593||39||29||9|
|56. Sarasota County||1,482||50||203||97|
|57. Seminole County||2,566||32||164||16|
|58. St. Johns County||948||45||64||7|
|59. St. Lucie County||1,724||45||163||47|
|60. Sumter County||345||65||48||17|
|61. Suwannee County||499||45||57||20|
|62. Taylor County||79||32||7|
|63. Union County||62||60||10||2|
|64. Volusia County||2,105||46||2131||57|
|65. Wakulla County||60||46||8||1|
|66. Walton County||245||46||26||9|
|67. Washington County||113||59||21||12|
|68. Unknown counties||145||59||0|