ORLANDO, Fla. – As of Thursday evening, there are now 2,484 Florida-related coronavirus cases, a number that includes 29 deaths and an undisclosed amount of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have since recovered.
That number is up 129 cases compared to 11 a.m. Thursday, which is the last time an update was released by the Florida Department of Health. At that time, the total was 2,355. Wednesday night, the total was 1,977.
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The most recent figures show 2,359 residents — including seven receiving treatment out of the state — have tested positive and 120 non-Florida residents have been diagnosed while visiting the Sunshine State.
Here’s the breakdown of coronavirus cases in Central Florida:
Brevard County: 14 cases
Flagler County: 8 cases
Lake County: 26 cases
Marion County: 5 cases
Orange County: 119 cases
Osceola County: 45 cases
Polk County: 20 cases
Seminole County: 40 cases
Sumter County: 24 cases
Volusia County: 34 cases
The two Central Florida counties with the most cases, Orange and Osceola, have both issued mandatory stay-at-home orders for residents effective at 11 p..m. Thursday until 11 p.m. April 9. Thus far, those two are the only local counties to do so.
In recent days, Gov. Ron DeSantis has doubled down on his reasoning for not issuing a state-wide mandate, saying that it would be too disruptive to businesses and the everyday lives of those who live in areas without community transmission.
Based on the most recent numbers, 21 Florida counties have reported zero cases. Those counties are primarily located in North Florida and the panhandle while Broward County and Miami-Dade County have seen the highest concentration with 1,159 cases between the two of them.
Of all the Florida cases, 368 are travel-related, 468 had contact with a confirmed case, 239 traveled and had contact with a confirmed case and 1,309 are under investigation.
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