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7 new COVID-19 deaths in Northeast Florida in 24 hours as state cases surpass 9,000

Jacksonville now has 286 diagnosed with coronavirus

A technician checks a man's temperature before conducting a new coronavirus detection test at a drive-thru testing facility. (Photo by Jon Gambrell)
A technician checks a man's temperature before conducting a new coronavirus detection test at a drive-thru testing facility. (Photo by Jon Gambrell) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of Florida rose to 9,008 on Thursday afternoon and the Department of Health has reported five additional deaths in Duval County in the last 24 hours, one more death in Clay County and the first death Flagler County.

The number of confirmed deaths in the state due to the virus was up to144. More than 1,000 people are now hospitalized in Florida due to the disease.

Of 11 Northeast Florida counties, the largest, Duval County, has the most cases with 286 and now nine deaths. St. Johns County now has 102 cases, including two deaths previously reported. Alachua County has 95 cases and no deaths, Clay County has 58 cases and now six deaths, Flagler has 25 cases and the one death, Nassau County has 16 cases, Putnum County has 14 cases, Baker County cases are up to 11, Bradford County now has five cases, Columbia County has four cases and Union County still has a single positive case.

The new deaths in Northeast Florida overnight were:

  • Clay County: 92-year-old woman; not travel-related who had contact with a confirmed case.
  • Duval County: 84-year-old man; his travel unknown.
  • Duval County: 82-year-old woman; not travel-related who had contact with a confirmed case.
  • Duval County: 87-year-old woman; travel unknown.
  • Flagler County: 72-year-old woman; her travel is unknown but she had contact with a confirmed case.

The new deaths reported Thursday night were:

  • Duval County: 83-year-old man; not travel-related who had contact with a confirmed case.
  • Duval County: 83-year-old man; travel unknown.

The 617 positive cases in Northeast Florida represents just 7% of the state’s total, which jumped1,235 since Wednesday.

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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