Mother’s Day brings 595 new COVID-19 cases in Florida

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At least 40,596 people have contracted the virus and 1,721 Floridians have died.

State health officials confirmed nearly 600 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, raising the state’s total count to 40,596.

That includes 39,514 Florida residents, among whom 1,721 have died, an increase of six over the day before, and 7,171, up 78, have been hospitalized. Six deaths is low compared to recent daily reports, but the figure represents when the state classified the deaths as COVID-19-related, not when the deaths occurred.

On Saturday, the state crossed 40,000 COVID-19 cases and 1,700 deaths.

With the majority of the state partially reopened Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Department of Health (DOH) are eyeing a continued decline in either the total number of confirmed positive cases or the share of newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases. The state’s hot spots in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties did not reopen with the rest of the state.

But Palm Beach County will join the rest of the Sunshine State on Phase One Monday at the same time barbershops and salons reopen.

In Miami-Dade, DOH reported 14,007 cases, an increase from Saturday’s 13,841 cases, and five of the state’s fatalities, raising the death toll there to 487. In Broward, where 257 Floridians have died, the state has confirmed 5,858 cases, up from 5,780 yesterday. In Palm Beach, where 237 Floridians have died, officials have confirmed 3,870 cases, an increase from 3,798.

Orange, Hillsborough, Lee and Duval counties have also long-since crossed 1,000 cases. Patients have been diagnosed in each of the state’s 67 counties.

DeSantis has highlighted Orange County, with 1,505 cases — no change from the day before — Hillsborough County, with 1,432, and Duval County, with 1,164, as the state’s examples of growing hot spots that were stamped out. Lee County has 1,268 cases as of Sunday.

DOH also confirmed five deaths tied to nursing homes, raising the total number of fatalities among long-term care facility residents and staff to 703.

The department now has received test results for 539,630 individuals, an increase of 11,218 since Saturday. Another 1,265 people await results from DOH-coordinated labs, but others unknown to the state await results from private labs.

Staff Reports


One comment

  • Margaret Blustine

    May 10, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    De santis lying again abt new cases.he leaves out snowbirds visitors got it in fla been here for months.he picks days he wants to use manipulateforhospitalizations.says 595 new cases.actual may 9 see
    Reputable reported map was actually 802. New cases still very high. Always have been and wrongly he reopens.april 23 was 1072 may 1 was 1038 may 4 was 819 may 7 was 826 may 9 was 802.in no way can so many new cases daily still very high still very close numbers to worse day fla had be allowed reopen.positive cases no flattening at any number even close to safely unleash phase 1 anywhere. He is crazy. Leaving out reported new cases daily. No truth to any manipulating tricks de santis daily is speaking that warranuts reopening anything but still lowest new cases very high daily.those states with real low cases like 20 or 50 etc only ones should consider phase 1. No way using real and warranted criteria would fla be qualified to open.its an experiment of death. As cases rising he’s using rigged numbers and that’s way too high too.fla is saying no.business won’t get trump elected.fla voters 82 per cent for weeks saying not safe open.won’t be safe ever if finally strict lockdown happens. So florida still rising daily.never flattened treasure coast still rising daily. Now 700 when 2 weeks ago 4 cases. Virus is rising spreading in big numbers totals still.de santis knows fla polls say no. He listens to trump herd immunity experiment plan and it will rapidly close fla economy down after a few weeks.total new cases will be thousands .he lies. Young workers all ages getting sick too. Many left disabilities can’t work.so Korea had 0 cases and just closed down just reopened 1200 places again as 1 person infected thousands.who infect millions in short time.de santis lies abt number new cases daily.
    Infected see above.is still rising meets no actual criteria to unleash exposure on fla as he’s doing mobile van way too little help.hardly any tracing for 20 million population. Antibody tests so few useless for months.all the things de santis talks abt daily are so little done and doing yet that he continually ignores high new cases every day at even the lowest number.800 daily is 3200 a week.way too high.500 daily is .3500 a week.way too high. He did 1 day 397 rigged data.400 daily is 2800 still way too high.since may 1 several days 1000 new cases.that’s 7000 a week.14000 in 2 weeks and cases soon will spike up and up.johns Hopkins site map only one de santis doest rig manipulate reporting.even ignored got to 500 daily is 7000 in just 2 weeks new cases.40000 now will be 100000 in 3 weeks and continue out of control.there are far too many unknown cases and carriers still not tested to allow any opening because of trump insanity and de santis rigging what he says is criteria to go by whend it iso NOT.new cases daily totals rising now 40000 with a loose lockdown just 4 weeks only in fla.hotspots still rising.new hotspots starting.nursing homes not true total of daily new cases as he implies. New cases are because virus never contained.same high see saw dangerous daily levels as america. Trump and de santis look at italy.doing worse control in america.will destroy economy by august.de santis stop useless talks lockdown to save economy

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