JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An 84-year-old Duval County woman has died after testing positive for COVID-19, the Florida Department of Health announced Monday evening.
Her death marked the fourth death in Jacksonville connected to the novel coronavirus and the first female casualty.
A 68-year-old Clay County woman became the fifth death there as 11 new deaths in Florida were reported by the health department Monday bringing the statewide total to 71.
The COVID-19 total caseload eclipsed 5,700 on Monday, nearly a month after officials reported the state’s first two cases of coronavirus.
The number of coronavirus cases in Florida has risen to 5,704, an increase of 754 cases over Sunday evening’s total, according to preliminary data released Monday evening by the Florida Department of Health.
Of the statewide cases, 386 are now in Northeast Florida, including: 163 in Duval County (up from 142), 80 in Alachua County (up from 72), 61 in St. Johns County (up from 59) 15 in Flagler County (up from 13) and 13 in Putnam County (up from 12).
The number of reported cases in Clay County is 34 and there are eight reported cases in Baker County and seven in Nassau County. Columbia County has three cases and Bradford County has two.
Of the state’s coronavirus patients, 5,489 are Floridians. The rest are non-residents.
At least 715 people across the state have been hospitalized with the illness.
For a complete breakdown of data compiled from counties across Northeast Florida, including patients’ ages, genders and hospitalizations, view the up-to-date infographic below: