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Florida: Latest updates on Coronavirus

A sunset at Naples Beach Florida.
A sunset at Naples Beach Florida.
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Last updated March 29 at 2:32 pm ET

There are currently 4,246 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health. This makes it 7th in the list of states with the most US coronavirus cases. 

Of those people, 560 have traveled, 663 have had contact with a confirmed case, 351 have traveled and had contact with a confirmed case and 2,503 are under investigation. There are now 56 people in Florida that have died from COVID-19, according to the  COVID-19 Case Dashboard.

Various counties in the state have passed stay-at-home orders. Pinellas County passed a "safer at home" order on March 25, telling nearly 1 million residents to stay indoors except for essentials, according to a statement. Broward County and Miami-Dade County both issued similar stay at home orders on March 26. But the Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said at a news conference on March 25 that he is not planning to issue a state-wide stay-at-home order. 

DeSantis had declared a State of Emergency for COVID-19 in Florida on March 9. He expanded this order, prohibiting all visitation to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult family-care homes, long-term care facilities and adult group homes for the next 30 days. He also asked the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to suspend drivers' license renewal requirements for 30 days.

Florida has set up a hotline for coronavirus information: 1-866-779-6121. People can also email COVID-19@flhealth.gov with questions. 

Case counts by county:

  • Miami-Dade : 1,192
  • Broward: 838
  • Palm Beach: 333
  • Hillsborough: 218
  • Duval: 125
  • Orange : 246
  • Pinellas: 113
  • Collier: 95
  • Alachua: 71
  • Lee: 124
  • Osceola: 83
  • Sarasota: 50
  • Seminole: 76
  • St. Johns: 50
  • Volusia: 47
  • Manatee: 33
  • Pasco: 34
  • Lake: 38
  • Okaloosa: 31
  • Polk: 39
  • Indian River: 17
  • Clay: 30
  • Escambia: 30
  • Sumter: 43
  • Walton: 15
  • Brevard: 28
  • Citrus: 15
  • Leon: 18
  • St. Lucie: 23
  • Hernando: 14
  • Baker: 7
  • Flagler: 13
  • Highlands: 10
  • Marion: 20
  • Martin: 26
  • Santa Rosa: 20
  • Charlotte: 16
  • Columbia: 3
  • Monroe: 22
  • Putnam: 12
  • Bay: 6
  • Bradford: 1
  • Desoto: 7
  • Jackson: 1
  • Nassau: 7
  • Suwannee: 1
  • Washington: 1
  • Levy: 2
  • Gadsden: 1
  • Hendry: 1