South Florida remains highest concentration of coronavirus cases in state

19 total cases now confirmed in Palm Beach County
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Posted at 12:18 PM, Mar 18, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the state, South Florida remains the epicenter of the outbreak.

Broward County leads the state with 80 total cases -- 73 of whom are Florida residents.

Miami-Dade County is just behind South Florida for the highest concentration of cases, with 76 cases confirmed.

There is a significant drop off on the number of confirmed cases in Palm Beach County, which ranks third in the state. A total of 19 cases have been confirmed, including one who isn't in Florida.

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The information has been compiled on the state's new COVID-19 dashboard intended to keep "Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the state of the virus."

Health officials said the new dashboard will be updated twice a day.

There are no confirmed cases on the Treasure Coast.