Florida Department of Health releases data on coronavirus-associated deaths at long-term care facilities

More than 400 deaths as of May 1, according to state
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Posted at 6:16 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 08:34:56-04

After mounting pressure and multiple news outlets filing suit under the state's public records law, Florida health authorities released data showing how many deaths associated with the coronavirus have occurred inside long-term care facilities throughout the state.

The data shows as of May 1, more than 400 deaths have occurred statewide among both staff members and residents.

The Florida Department of Health said it will update the data every week.

The majority of the deaths associated with COVID-19 have been residents. Only 12 fatalities have been staff members of long-term care facilities.

Twenty-two deaths are still under investigation, and state data has not identified if those 22 are staff or residents.

WPTV has created an interactive map, which shows every facility with at least one confirmed fatality associated with COVID-19, according to state records.


NOTE: Four facilities could not be mapped out due to insufficient identifying information.