Deaths reach 1,875, infections pass 43,000
The Florida Department of Health reported Thursday that for the second day in a row there were 48 additional reported coronavirus deaths, bringing the state death toll to 1,875.
COVID-19 cases increased by 808 to 43,210 statewide.
Central Florida cases increased by 63 to 4,713, including 24 new cases in Orange for a total of 1,577; 11 added to Polk for 698; eight to Osceola for 594; 10 to Volusia for 576; four to
Seminole for 426; four to Brevard for 348; one to Lake for 248; and one to Sumter for 246.
The region’s death toll stands at 169, with two new reported deaths Thursday, including one each in Polk and Sumter counties.
South Florida accounts for 58% of the state’s cases with 25,077 total after 435 additional cases were reported Thursday among Miami-Dade (14,742), Broward (6,057) and Palm Beach (4,278) counties.
Nationwide, there are over 1.4 million cases and 85,000 deaths.
Worldwide, there are over 4.4 million cases and 300,000 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center.