Florida Surpasses 40,000 Coronavirus Cases

Paul Scicchitano

TALLAHASSEE, FL — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Florida hit another milestone Saturday as the total reached 40,001.

The new total includes an additional 802 confirmed cases of the virus in the previous 24-hour period.

Florida health officials said the number of deaths in the state from the virus had also risen to 1,715. Eleven of Florida's 67 counties reported a total of 46 new deaths over the previous 24-hour period.

Miami-Dade reported 14 new deaths Saturday. Broward County reported nine more deaths. Palm Beach County reported eight new deaths.

Lee County reported three new deaths as did Sarasota County. Charlotte County reported two new deaths as did Manatee County and Polk County. Flagler County reported one new death as did Seminole County and Walton County.

Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties are considered the epicenter of Florida's new coronavirus outbreak with some 60 percent of the state's total cases.

The state had a 7.6 positive rate for the virus out of 528,413 tests that had been administered as of Saturday. The number of hospitalizations has increased in Florida to 7,093 from 6,929 a day earlier.

Miami-Dade reported 13,841 confirmed cases as of Saturday, more than any other county. Nearby Broward County, which includes Fort Lauderdale, reported 5,780 cases. Palm Beach County, which includes West Palm Beach, reported 3,798 cases.

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Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, reported 1,400 cases as of Saturday. Orange County, which includes Orlando, reported 1,505 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 5.7) Number of Hospital Cases
Deaths By County
1. Alachua County 308 49 57 5
2. Baker County 24 70 8 3
3. Bay County 76 50 9 3
4. Bradford County 48 74 10 2
5. Brevard County 328 53 50 9
6. Broward County 5,780 50 1,112 257
7. Calhoun County 27 52 4
8. Charlotte County 317 68 66 33
9. Citrus County 104 58 27 11
10. Clay County 299 59 72 19
11. Collier County 734 57 125 27
12. Columbia County 102 46 9 2
13. Miami-Dade 13,841 49 2,056 482
14. Desoto County 47 62 12 5
15. Dixie County 13 46
2
16. Duval County 1,134 50 182 29
17. Escambia County 634 54 52 18
18. Flagler County 147 56 15 4
19. Franklin County 2 42 0
20. Gadsden County 128 45
27
21. Gilchrist County 6 50 0
22. Glades County 7 61 3 1
23. Gulf County 1 42
0
24. Hamilton County 8 50 0
25. Hardee County 36 50 6
26. Hendry County 136 48
26 5
27. Hernando County 98
49 21 5
28. Highlands County 96 56 31 8
29. Hillsborough County 1,400 45 278 37
30. Holmes County 10 44 0
31. Indian River County 100 64 24 8
32. Jackson County 72 36 1
33. Jefferson County 28 66 7 2
34. Lafayette County 3 47 0
35. Lake County 240 52 60 14
36. Lee County 1,249 54 303 65
37. Leon County 252 43 33 6
38. Levy County 20 53 2
39. Liberty County 196 49 0
40. Madison County 61 56 4 3
41. Manatee County 756 57 177 74
42. Marion County 210 51 29 5
43. Martin County 245 55 44 6
44. Monroe County 89 49 9 3
45. Nassau County 60 49 13 1
46. Okaloosa County 165 58 26 5
47. Okeechobee County 23 56 5
48. Orange County 1,505 45 270 35
49. Osceola County 564 50 138 12
50. Palm Beach County 3,798 55 618 237
51. Pasco County 293 48 58 9
52. Pinellas County 848 56 235 59
53. Polk County 623 56 205 33
54. Putnam County 125 42 17 4
55. Santa Rosa County 172 49 23 9
56. Sarasota County 418 64 136 57
57. Seminole County 411 47 94 11
58. St. Johns County 222 53 36 4
59. St. Lucie County 280 58 79 25
60. Sumter County 240 66 42 14
61. Suwannee County 145 63 35 18
62. Taylor County 3 47 0
63. Union County 6 55 1
64. Volusia County 540 53 97 28
65. Wakulla County 29 43 5 1
66. Walton County 55 49 6 2
67. Washington County 12 54 1
68. Unknown counties 49 36 0

This article originally appeared on the Miami Patch