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3 more Northeast Florida coronavirus deaths push region over 100 fatalities

Florida has reported 2,319 COVID-19 related deaths since pandemic began

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)
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. – The 11 Northeast Florida counties News4Jax has been tracking through the coronavirus pandemic have now reported a total of 102 COVID-19 related deaths, including three in Duval County and one in Clay County in the last 24 hours.

Most of those deaths have been in Duval County (total of 46 deaths among 1,507 confirmed coronavirus cases) and Clay County (28 deaths among 366 cases).

In the Northeast Florida region, there have been 3,128 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Duval County’s total increased by two but three new deaths were listed on the state’s data table, indicating a previous case attributed to Duval County has been removed from the county’s list.

The three new cases were a 66-year-old man whose case was first reported to the state on May 9, a 70-year-old man whose case was first reported May 13 and a 101-year-old man whose case was first reported May 14. None of the cases are considered travel-related. The 66-year-old did not have contact with a known coronavirus case, but the 70-year-old did. Health officials said it’s not known if the 101-year-old had contact with a known coronavirus case.

Clay County’s 28th COVID-19 related death was an 88-year-old woman whose case was first counted May 8. She did not have contact with a known coronavirus patient and the case is not travel-relate.

According to data released Wednesday morning by the Florida Department of Health, 52,634 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida, an increase of 379 in the last 24 hours.

The statewide death toll was at 2,319 as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, with 60 deaths reported statewide since the previous day’s update, according to state DOH data.

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

So far, the state has administered 935,271 tests for the coronavirus, with 5.6% of tests coming back positive.

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.