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Florida coronavirus death toll nears 400

Michelle Marchante and Devoun Cetoute, Miami Herald on

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MIAMI -- Forty eight more people died in Florida from COVID-19, the single biggest jump in deaths since the outbreak began, state health officials announced Thursday night.

The new deaths brought the state's death toll to 371, a 15% jump since Wednesday evening, while the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida rose to nearly 17,000.

All told, Florida recorded 1,128 more confirmed cases on Thursday.

More than half of the 48 new deaths were in South Florida: 16 were in Miami-Dade, seven were in Broward and six were in Palm Beach County.

Eight other deaths were recorded in Baker, Duval, Hillsborough, Manatee and Volusia counties. Information on the 11 other new deaths has not yet been released.

Of the total confirmed cases statewide, 16,323 are Florida residents and 503 are non-residents who were diagnosed or isolated in the state.

As of Thursday evening, here's what Florida's Department of Health data shows:

-- Miami-Dade County reported 153 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, raising the county total of known cases to 5,898. Those who have fallen ill range from 0 to 103 (zero means the child is less than 1 year old). The county's death toll is 66.

 

-- Broward County confirmed 26 additional cases of the disease, raising the county total of known cases to 2,454. Those who have fallen ill range from 0 to 98 (zero means the child is less than 1 year old). The county's death toll is 67.

-- Palm Beach County saw 73 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, raising the county total of known cases to 1,333. Those who have fallen ill range from 0 to 104 (zero means the child is less than 1 year old). The county's death toll is 75, the highest in the state.

-- Monroe County reported one additional confirmed case. There are 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Those who have fallen ill range from 14 to 80. The Florida Keys death toll is three.

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