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44 new COVID-19 cases in Jacksonville as Florida tops 6,700

14 more deaths in state, but none in local counties on Tuesday as case totals continue to spike

Samples are tested for respiratory viruses during a visit by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to the pathology labs at Leeds General Infirmary on March 12. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Samples are tested for respiratory viruses during a visit by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to the pathology labs at Leeds General Infirmary on March 12. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Duval County’s coronavirus case total jumped by nearly three dozen cases overnight and surpassed 200 on Monday.

But no new deaths were reported in Northeast Florida counties.

Fourteen more COVID-19-related deaths were reported across the state Tuesday, bringing Florida’s total to 85.

Jacksonville has seen four deaths connected to the novel coronavirus, and Clay County has reported five. There have been two deaths reported so far in St. Johns County.

The number of coronavirus cases in Florida has risen to 6,741, according to preliminary data released Tuesday evening by the Florida Department of Health. The number of cases reported continues to shift as testing results come back.

Of the statewide cases, 469 are now in Northeast Florida, including: 207 in Duval County (up from 163), 87 in Alachua County (up from 80), 79 in St. Johns County (up from 61), 18 in Flagler County (up from 15) and 13 in Putnam County (no change).

The number of reported cases in Clay County is 41 (up from 37) and there are 10 in Nassau County (up from 9) and nine reported cases in Baker County. Columbia County has three cases and Bradford County has two.

Of the state’s coronavirus patients, 6,490 are Floridians. The rest are non-residents.

At least 857 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:


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