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Florida’s COVID-19 caseload tops 40,000; additional death reported in Flagler County

State death toll reaches 1,715 with 73 COVID-19 related deaths in Northeast Florida

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Flagler County has recorded its 4th coronavirus-related death, bringing the total for Northeast Florida’s 11 counties to 73 deaths.

The total number of cases in the state have reached 40,001 -- an increase of 802 in 24 hours, according to data released Saturday by the state health department.

Florida’s death toll went up 46 statewide since Friday and now sits at 1,715.

Flagler County was the only Northeast Florida county to report an additional death in the last 24 hours.

Duval County has the highest number of confirmed cases in Northeast Florida -- a total of 1,134, according to state data. A total of 29 deaths have been reported in Duval.

For a full breakdown of all 11 Northeast Florida counties, see the chart below.

County-by-county breakdown

It’s unclear how many people have gotten better since contracting the virus. The state does not provide data on the number of people who have recovered.

The state has tested 529,865 people for the coronavirus, with 7.5% of tests coming back positive.

On Friday, Gov. DeSantis -- with the help of a barber in Orlando -- announced that barbershops, hair salons and nail salons will be able to reopen in parts of the state, including Northeast Florida, on Monday.

Mayor Lenny Curry announced Thursday he will direct the city next week to suspend enforcement of Jacksonville’s outdoor dining ordinance to allow restaurants the flexibility to serve more people while operating under Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order limiting dining room occupancy to 25%.


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