Florida moves past New Jersey in COVID-19 deaths

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Florida has 16,267 COVID-19 deaths, four more than New Jersey.

Florida has moved past New Jersey to have the fourth-highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the country, according to totals posted Thursday on a Johns Hopkins University website that tracks national and international data.

The website showed Florida with 16,267 COVID-19 deaths, four more than New Jersey.

The Florida total does not include 203 non-residents who have died of COVID-19 in the state, according to numbers from the Florida Department of Health.

New York has had the most COVID-19 deaths, with 33,377, the Johns Hopkins website shows. It was followed Thursday by Texas, with 17,656 deaths, and California, with 17,238 deaths.

Earlier Thursday, state health officials reported 5,557 new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday evening, the largest single-day jump in infections detected since mid-August.

The influx of cases came after the Department of Health received a high volume of test results Wednesday — 106,033 total.

Overall, 768,091 people have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in Florida, including 9,785 non-residents. DOH’s Thursday update included 57 deaths.

Wire Services

One comment

  • Sonja Fitch

    October 23, 2020 at 4:47 am

    Yeah but. Trump and Desantis say covid is OVER! So it’s trumpvirus that is still killing humans every day! Yeah stupid Fing nazi wannabe Trump and Desantis the virus is still here! The damn herd immunity will kill Millions! Vote Democrat for the common good !

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