Peak of coronavirus in Florida shifts to May

Deadliest possible day now May 6
Posted at 4:38 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 16:43:06-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The worst is still yet to come for Florida in the fight against the coronavirus.

New data released Monday from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluations at the University of Washington shows that Florida's peak for hospital resources is May 3, while the deadliest possible day is now May 6.

A total of 128 people are projected to die from the coronavirus on its peak day, although the total number of deaths is lower than initially projected.

Graphic of number of projected coronavirus deaths in Florida
The University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation says Florida's peak projected day for coronavirus deaths will be May 6.

Florida has more than 500 deaths and 20,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

South Florida remains the epicenter of the state's outbreak with more than 7,000 cases in Miami-Dade County, more than 3,000 cases in Broward County and more than 1,000 cases in Palm Beach County.