COVID-19 in Florida: What you need to know Thursday, Sept. 24

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Cheryl McCloud
 
| Treasure Coast Newspapers


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The state added 2,541 new COVID-19 cases and 177 additional resident deaths Thursday, according to data from the Florida Department of Health. 

The reported death toll for Florida residents since the pandemic began is now at 13,795.

There are now 693,040 confirmed cases in the state.

The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 is 43,128 since the pandemic began. The Department of Health notes the total figure is cumulative and does not reflect the number of COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals.

Here’s a breakdown of the latest numbers in Florida:

Overview

  • Total cases: 693,040
  • Deaths of Florida residents: 13,795
  • Hospitalizations: 43,128

Testing

  • Total tests: 5,186,646
  • Total positive tests,: 693,040
  • Total negative tests: 4,486,459

Deaths in long-term care facilities

  • Total: 5,636

Top 5 cities with confirmed cases 

  • Miami: 95,650
  • Orlando: 29,087
  • Jacksonville: 27,401
  • Tampa: 24,320
  • Hialeah: 23,376

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