Florida second in nation for COVID-19 testing
More than 11,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Sunshine State
ORLANDO, Fla. – More than 100,000 have been tested for coronavirus in Florida as of Saturday, making the Sunshine State the second-most tested state in the country, trailing only New York.
As of Saturday morning, there were 11,111 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Florida, with 191 deaths, according to state health officials.
New York has more than 113,000 confirmed cases and more than 3,500 deaths.
There are more than 305,000 cases in the United States, with more than 8,200 deaths. Worldwide, there are more than 1,100,000 cases and 64,000 deaths.
Florida officials, including Gov. Ron DeSantis, praised health care workers, first responders and others for fighting the virus.
“These professionals will have the full weight of the state of Florida behind them as they continue to devote themselves to keeping Florida’s families safe," said DeSantis, touting the testing in the state.
As of 11 am today, we’ve tested 102K people for #COVID19 – making Florida second in the nation for testing. I appreciate the efforts of @FLSERT, @HealthyFla, @FLGuard and all of the health care workers and first responders on the front lines of this fight.— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 4, 2020
The Florida Division of Emergency Management is operating eight state-supported COVID-19 testing sites in Florida’s most impacted communities and has performed more than 24,000 tests. The sites are located at:
- The Orange County Convention Center
- The Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
- South Dade Government Center in Miami-Dade County
- Marlins Stadium in Miami
- TIAA Bank Field Lot J in Jacksonville
- CB Smith Park in Broward County
- The FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in Palm Beach County
- Raymond James Stadium in Tampa
Top 10 states for COVID-19 testing:
- New York: 283,621
- Florida: 102,108
- California: 94,800
- Washington: 82,599
- New Jersey: 75,356
- Pennsylvania: 70,030
- Texas: 63,751
- Massachusetts: 62,962
- Louisiana: 58,498
- Illinois: 48,048
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