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2 more Jacksonville deaths as Florida’s coronavirus cases top 51,000

2,252 deaths related to COVID-19 reported in state

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. – Two more Duval County coronavirus patients have died. They were among 15 new coronavirus-related deaths recorded in Florida since Sunday morning, bringing the statewide death toll to 2,252 as of 10 a.m. Monday, according to the state Department of Health.

The Florida Department of Health reported Monday morning that 51,746 people have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of 879 in a span of 24 hours.

The two new Jacksonville deaths were a 74-year-old woman whose case was first counted May 8 and an 87-year-old man whose case was first counted May 20. Both had contact with confirmed cases of coronavirus and neither case is considered travel-related.

Their deaths bring the total for Duval County to 43 deaths among 1,467 confirmed cases.

In the Northeast Florida region, there have been confirmed 3,063 COVID-19 cases and 98 deaths.

View the chart below for a full breakdown of all 11 Northeast Florida counties:

So far, the state has administered 909,928 tests for the coronavirus, with 5.7% of tests coming back positive -- a percentage that has dropped consistently.

It’s unclear how many people have gotten better since testing positive. The state has not provided data on the number of people who have recovered because there is no standard definition for a “recovered” COVID-19 patient.