JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Since Florida began tracking coronavirus data in March, Duval County has reported more than 25,000 cases of COVID-19, according to data released Thursday by the state health department.
Jacksonville added 151 newly confirmed cases in Thursday’s report, bringing Duval County’s total to 25,117 cases of COVID-19. But Jacksonville reported no additional deaths Thursday.
Statewide, Florida reported another 119 deaths of residents and non-residents, pushing the state’s total to 10,186 deaths related to coronavirus. That represents about 1.7% of all coronavirus cases confirmed in the state.
A 57-year-old and a 63-year-old woman died in Clay County. In Columbia County, two men, ages 75 and 27, were added to the deaths list. The 27-year-old was a Lake City VA nurse, according to family members.
An 84-year-old Flagler County woman and an 86-year-old Nassau County woman were also added to the state’s list of deaths Thursday.
Those six deaths pushed the total for the 11 Northeast Florida counties News4Jax tracks to 491 deaths since the pandemic began. Most of those have been in Duval County (232), Clay County (72) and St. Johns County (50).
Coronavirus deaths typically occur weeks or more after the disease is contracted and diagnosed. And the deaths reported in each day’s state data did not necessarily occur in the last 24 hours as the deaths often take many days to be reported to the state.
According to the Associated Press, the average daily reported deaths over the past week was 167 — down from a peak of 185 two weeks ago. As of Thursday, the seven-day average of new confirmed cases at 4,541 was at a low not seen since June 25.