Number of new coronavirus cases in Florida hits a daily record high of 3,207June 18, 2020
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, to give an update on the phased reopening of the state. BY THE FLORIDA CHANNEL
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Florida’s Department of Health on Thursday morning confirmed 3,207 additional cases of COVID-19, setting the record for the highest daily total since the state began tracking.
There are now 85, 926 confirmed cases in Florida.
The state’s previous daily record high in was 2, 783 on Tuesday.
There were also 43 new deaths announced Thursday, raising the statewide death toll to 3,061.
HOW MANY CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES ARE IN SOUTH FLORIDA?
Less than half of the new deaths and cases were in South Florida:
▪ Miami-Dade County saw 581 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nine new deaths. The county’s known total is now at 23,854. The death toll is at 859, the highest in the state.
▪ Broward County reported 299 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and five new deaths. The county’s confirmed total is now at 10,111. The death toll is at 365.
▪ Palm Beach County saw 382 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and six new deaths. The county’s known total is now at 9,854. The death toll is at 450.
▪ Monroe County reported nine additional confirmed cases of the disease and no new deaths. The Florida Keys has had a total of 146 known cases and four deaths.