More Than 1,000 Coronavirus-Related Deaths in Florida, With Over 30,500 Cases

Miami-Dade and Broward combine for 15,517 COVID-19 cases

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What to Know

  • Florida passed 1,000 deaths related to coronavirus Friday, with more than 30,500 confirmed cases
  • Miami-Dade and Broward have now combined for more than 15,000 cases
  • A Florida task force was working on recommendations on reopening the state Friday

More than 1,000 people in Florida have died from complications related to coronavirus, health officials said Friday.

The reported number of deaths was 1,046, 59 more than were reported Thursday night, as the state's confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 30,533, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Miami-Dade County had 10,926 confirmed cases and 287 deaths, according to the latest figures. Broward had 4,591 cases and 162 deaths, while Palm Beach had 2,600 cases and 155 deaths.

The City of Miami remained the hardest hit in the state, with 6,658 cases, followed by Hialeah with 1,389 cases. In Broward, Hollywood had 1,202 cases and Fort Lauderdale had 1,054 cases.

More than 4,800 people have been hospitalized in the state for COVID-19 to date. Just under 320,000 had been tested as of Friday.

Monroe County, which had 77 cases and 3 deaths, announced Friday that they don't anticipate reopening the county to visitors until after May.

In Miami-Dade, a commissioner said it was possible some county parks could reopen next week, but Mayor Carlos Gimenez didn't give an exact date for a possible reopening.

Gimenez did release the preliminary results of a study in that found the number of people infected with coronavirus could be more than 16 times the number of confirmed cases in the county.

Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' task force that will make recommendations for reopening the economy was meeting again Friday.

The governor's staff will go through the recommendations over the weekend, synthesize them and then report back to the task force and its subcommittees for further review.

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