Florida passed the 4,000 mark in the total number of deaths linked to the coronavirus.
The Florida Department of health reported 4,111 deaths from the virus, an increase of 120 from the day before.
The total number of cases in Florida reached 232,718 on Thursday, an increase of 8,935 from Wednesday.
Florida tested more than 2.3 million people for COVID-19, according to the Department of Health. The statewide percent positive rate is 9.9 percent. Negative test results have come back on more than 2.1 million people.
Palm Beach County added nine deaths on Thursday. Martin County added two deaths. Indian River County added one.
Here’s a look at the county-by-county data:
Palm Beach County
- Total cases: 18,656
- Resident cases: 18,462
- Deaths: 578
- Total cases: 2,545
- Resident cases: 2,528
- Deaths: 36
St. Lucie County
- Total cases: 2,483
- Resident cases: 2,468
- Deaths: 59
Indian River County
- Total cases: 1,045
- Resident cases: 1,033
- Deaths: 18
- Total cases: 459
- Resident cases: 457
- Deaths: 0
Palm Beach County, which reported 425 new cases on Thursday, is third in the state for the total number of cases of coronavirus, behind Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
West Palm Beach is No. 8 on the list of top twenty cities in Florida with the coronavirus.
Gov. DeSantis stopped in Jacksonville in Duval County, which is sixth in the state in terms of coronavirus cases. The governor said he asked the federal government to speed up a scheduled shipment of remdesivir to Florida. Doctors, according to DeSantis, say they’re happy with its results.
The governor also said kids need to be in school in the fall.
“If you can do Home Depot, if you can do Walmart, if you can do these things, we absolutely can do the schools,” said DeSantis.