Over 1,000 more Florida cases in 24 hours, COVID-19 deaths in state surpass 100

Union County has reported its first case of coronavirus

A lab technician begins semi-automated testing for COVID-19 at Northwell Health Labs on March 11 in Lake Success, New York. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of Florida have hit 7,773 -- an addition of more than 1,000 cases in the past 24 hours, according to data released Wednesday evening by the Florida Department of Health.

The number of confirmed deaths in the state due to the virus were at 101, adding 14 more to what was reported in the afternoon. A total of 990 people in the state have been hospitalized.

No Northeast Florida county is without a positive COVID-19 case as Union County reported its first case yesterday.

Of 11 Northeast Florida counties, the largest, Duval County, has the most cases with 239 (up from 218 reported Wednesday morning).

Of the statewide cases, 497 are now in Northeast Florida. In addition to cases in Duval and Union counties, there are 92 in Alachua County (up from 87), 90 in St. Johns County (up from 83), 53 in Clay County (up from 46), 24 in Flagler County (up from 20) and 13 in Putnam County (no change).

Nassau County has 11 cases (no change) and there are nine reported cases in Baker County and three each in Columbia County and Bradford County.

No new deaths were reported in Northeast Florida counties overnight.

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.

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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A Jacksonville native and proud University of North Florida alum, Francine Frazier has been with News4Jax since 2014 after spending nine years at The Florida Times-Union.