MAY 3: A daily update of the news you need to know about the COVID-19 outbreak in Jacksonville and the rest of Northeast Florida.

Duval County recorded its 24th death from the coronavirus in Sunday’s updated numbers from the state, as new infection totals around the area showed only slight changes from Saturday.

The Florida Department of Health listed the death of a 62-year-old Duval County woman in its daily report. The woman had previously traveled to New Jersey, the department said, and did not have contact with any other known COVID-19 cases.

Across the area, new infections remained largely flat. Duval County added 10 new cases to its list, bringing the total to 1,045. The positive tests across the main six-county area now total 1,736, or 11 more than Saturday.

For Duval County, in each of the last seven days, the state has recorded fewer than 20 new infections. Clay and Nassau counties recorded only one new case each in Sunday’s report, while Baker County had no new positive tests at all.

The number of cumulative positive tests for St. Johns County decreased from 212 to 211. The state did not provide any explanation for this drop. A comparison of the Saturday and Sunday state reports indicates that a 31-year-old man, whose travel status was unknown, is the individual who was no longer listed.

In its Sunday morning update, the department reported 36,078 cases in the state, 615 more than reported 24 hours earlier.

Statewide hospitalizations increased to 6,035, and the department now lists 1,379 deaths from the disease, a rise of 15 since yesterday.


Hospitalizations: 6,035

Deaths: 1,379

Cases in Northeast Florida

Duval: 1,045

Clay: 279

St. Johns: 211

Nassau: 59

Baker: 22

Putnam: 120

Check back for a closer look at the numbers.

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