Florida reaches 2,484 coronavirus cases

110 people test positive for COVID-19 in Orange County

Less than a month after the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Florida, the state has nearly 2,000 cases, including 23 deaths, as part of the global pandemic, according to the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health.

ORLANDO, Fla. – As of Thursday evening, there were 2,484 Florida-related coronavirus cases, a number that includes 29 deaths and an undisclosed amount of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have since recovered.

That number is up 129 cases compared to 11 a.m. Thursday, which is the last time an update was released by the Florida Department of Health. At that time, the total was 2,355. Wednesday night, the total was 1,977.

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The most recent figures show 2,359 residents -- including seven receiving treatment out of the state -- have tested positive and 120 non-Florida residents have been diagnosed while visiting the Sunshine State.

Here’s the breakdown of coronavirus cases in Central Florida:

Brevard County: 14 cases

Flagler County: 8 cases

Lake County: 26 cases

Marion County: 5 cases

Orange County: 119 cases

Osceola County: 45 cases

Polk County: 20 cases

Seminole County: 40 cases

Sumter County: 24 cases

Volusia County: 34 cases

The two Central Florida counties with the most cases, Orange and Osceola, have both issued mandatory stay-at-home orders for residents effective at 11 p..m. Thursday until 11 p.m. April 9. Thus far, those two are the only local counties to do so.

In recent days, Gov. Ron DeSantis has doubled down on his reasoning for not issuing a state-wide mandate, saying that it would be too disruptive to businesses and the everyday lives of those who live in areas without community transmission.

Based on the most recent numbers, 21 Florida counties have reported zero cases. Those counties are primarily located in North Florida and the panhandle while Broward County and Miami-Dade County have seen the highest concentration with 1,159 cases between the two of them.

Of all the Florida cases, 368 are travel-related, 468 had contact with a confirmed case, 239 traveled and had contact with a confirmed case and 1,309 are under investigation.

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