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Coronavirus In Florida: Number Of Deaths Reach 2,530, New Cases Almost 60,000

The number of COVID-19 cases over in Florida saw an increase based on the latest updates released Tuesday. There were 617 new coronavirus cases and 70 more deaths that brought up the total numbers in the region. With the latest numbers, the number of COVID-19 cases now stands at 57,447 with 2,530 fatalities since the COVID-19 outbreak started.

The 2,530 COVID-19 deaths is a notable increase from the 70 people in one day, the Sun-Sentinel reported. Among the new deaths reported, one was a 79-year-old man from Osceola, a 67-year-old man in Volusia and an 84-year-old man from Polk. With those fatalities, the number of deaths over at Central Florida is at 215. The most casualties come from Polk County, which stands at 58. They are followed by Orange County with 41, Volusia with 39, Osceola with 20, Sumter with 17, Lake with 15, Brevard with 13 and Seminole with 12.

Coronavirus hotspot Miami-Dade County has 18,224 cases as of date with 722 deaths. Broward is not far behind with 7,248 cases and 317 deaths reported. Palm Beach County has had 6,219 cases with 351 deaths.

South Florida is the hardest hit by the pandemic, with 55 percent of cases with a total of 31,691. This includes the 221 new cases reported Tuesday. They also have the most deaths so far with 1,390. The rise in cases is likely due to the increase in COVID-19 tests done in the region. 1,050,671 tests have been administered with 94 percent turning out to be negative. The most fatalities in the region were on May 4 where 59 reportedly died, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

As of this writing, the United States remains the country with most fatalities at 105,192. This is an increase from the previous numbers that stood at 104,399 the day before. The United Kingdom has over 39,000 fatalities, Italy with over 33,000 and Brazil with over 29,000. France has over 28,000 deaths while Spain is not far behind with 27,000.

As far as the U.S. is concerned, the most number of cases come from New York. They have the most number of deaths at 29,000 followed by New Jersey, which has roughly about 11,000. Globally, there are more than 6.3 million cases and more than 376,000 deaths so far.

Times Square, New York during coronavirus A view of Times Square during the coronavirus pandemic on April 23, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images

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