ORLANDO, Fla. – An interactive dashboard from the Florida Department of Health shows the growing number of coronavirus, or COVID-19, cases as the state confirms each one.
According to the Department of Health, more than 1.5 million positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Florida since March 1, when the virus was first detected in the Sunshine State. The dashboard shows how many cases of COVID-19 have been reported in each county, as well as how many people have been tested overall for the illness.
Coronavirus-related deaths are also included in the dashboard and are broken down by Florida residents and non-residents.
A heat map shows southeast Florida has the most confirmed cases, according to the Department of Health.
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According to officials with Seminole County Emergency Operations Center, the state numbers may be delayed by up to 24 to 48 hours, which is why some counties may be reporting more cases than what the state is reporting.
Death numbers are also significantly delayed by up to two weeks, according to the Florida Department of Health.
Take a look at the map and dashboard below. Zoom out to see the reported cases across the U.S. If you are having trouble viewing on mobile, click here.
The state is also releasing testing numbers by county. Click on the Florida testing tab on the map above to see how many people in your county have been tested for COVID-19.
Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a state-wide stay-at-home executive order that began April 3. The first phase of reopening begin May 4 under a new executive order. The governor plans to reopen the state’s economy in three stages. On June 5, most of Florida entered phase two of its reopening plan. Since then, some areas of the state have scaled back reopening plans due to a spike in cases. Mask mandates have also been issued in several Florida cities and counties. As of Sept. 25, Florida began in phase 3 of the governor’s plan, the final stage to reopen the state’s economy.
Since the start of the pandemic, millions of coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide, according to the latest data.
People with questions about the coronavirus should call the Florida Department of Health’s toll-free helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 866-779-6121.