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Florida Dept of Health May 2 – Nassau County records first Coronavirus death

Florida Dept of Health
May 2, 2020

Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Fifty Deaths Related to COVID-19

~34,555 positive cases in Florida residents and 908 positive cases in non-Florida residents~

The state provides a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county. Previously, this information was only available for select communities. The surveillance data report is available here.

More than 18,900 test results were reported to the Department of Health on Friday, May 1. Today, as of 11 a.m., there are 735 new positive COVID-19 cases (726 Florida residents and 9 non-Florida residents) and fifty deaths related to COVID-19.

While Florida’s testing has increased over the past week, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 9 percent. On May 1, four percent of new cases** tested positive.

The Florida Department of Health also releases a list of long-term care facilities in Florida associated with COVID-19 cases with active cases and number of deaths in each facility in order to provide real-time data. The list of long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 cases is available here. The list of long-term care facilities with deaths in available here. To date, 475 individuals that were staff or residents of a long-term care facility have died.

There are a total of 35,463 Florida cases** with 1,364 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since 11 a.m. on May 1, fifty people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Broward, Charlotte, Clay, Dade, Escambia, Flagler, Manatee, Nassau, Orange, Palm Beach, Pinellas, St. Lucie, Suwannee and Volusia counties.

 

Nassau County Emergency Management: “The Nassau County Health Department is saddened to announce that a Nassau County resident passed away with COVID-19 infection. The patient was an 83 year old female previously reported case. The health department sends condolences to family, friends, and loved ones at this difficult time. The Health Department’s top priority is protecting the lives of community members, and is working hard to make sure these solemn occasions are as rare as possible. FDOH Nassau County Health Department urges residents to continue being vigilant and supportive of each other as everyone works together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect each other, especially those most vulnerable. The Health Department does not release details about the individual in order to respect the family’s privacy during this time of loss.” [Updated]

There are 20 Coronavirus cases in Zip-Code 32034.

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