DOH reported Sunday evening that the positive cases are now at 12,350 and the death toll is 221. On Sunday, March 29, Florida had only 4,950 cases and 60 deaths.
In one week, Escambia County went from 35 cases to 125 and one death.
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Last night, WEAR TV 3 posted this message on Twitter:
“A MESSAGE TO CHANNEL 3 VIEWERS: Two WEAR employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, we have suspended production in our newsroom for the next several days. We will be working with our sister station WPMI in Mobile to bring you coverage.”
This news comes after the Pensacola News Journal has notified its reporters that they will be furloughed for week in April. The furloughs will be staggered but will still impact the daily’s newsroom.
Inweekly will try to fill the gap — with masks on, of course. We’re still printing and have offered subscriptions. The readership of the blog has tripled over the past 30 days.
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health released updated numbers Sunday evening about the coronavirus in the state. Here are some takeaways:
— 12,350: Total number of confirmed cases.
— 199: Increase in cases from a Sunday morning count.
— 221: Deaths of Florida residents.
— 1,555: Florida residents hospitalized.
— 258: Cases involving residents or staff members of long-term care facilities.
— 108: Cases in long-term care facilities in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
— 34: Counties with cases in long-term-care facilities.
— 2,205: Cases involving people ages 45 to 54.
— 6: Deaths involving people ages 45 to 54.
— 943: Cases involving people ages 75 to 84.
— 70: Deaths involving people ages 75 to 84.
— 84: Percentage of deaths involving people 65 or older.
Source: Florida Department of Health
Alabama has 1,841 cases and 31 deaths.
Mississippi has 1,638 cases and 43 deaths.
Louisiana has 13,010 cases and 477 deaths. Orleans Parish has 4,066 cases and 161 deaths
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|Note: Positives, hospitalizations and fatalities are retrieved from FDOH’s Dashboard.|