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Miami-Dade has 2nd coronavirus death as Florida cases reach 3,000+

Dr. Jana Cua, left, is swabbed as she is tested for COVID-19 at the Doris Ison Health Center last week in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Dr. Jana Cua, left, is swabbed as she is tested for COVID-19 at the Doris Ison Health Center last week in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The Centers for Disease Control and Protection confirmed a second COVID-19 patient has died in Miami-Dade County, according to the Florida Department of Health’s Friday evening report.

The state’s dashboard lists Florida at 3,054 cases with Miami-Dade County rising from 744 cases on Friday morning to 849 cases by Friday evening. While Miami-Dade remains the county with the most cases, Broward County follows with 612 cases. Monroe County has 17 confirmed cases.

State public health officials reported the number of patients the CDC confirmed to have died COVID-19 rose to 46. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is expected to continue climbing as testing increases in South Florida and across the state.

The United States has surpassed 100,000 confirmed cases — more than any other country in the world — and now has over 1,500 deaths from COVID-19.


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