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Coronavirus death toll rises to 85, including 14 in Palm Beach County

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Posted at 8:31 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 11:56:18-04

The death toll from coronavirus in Florida rose from 71 to 85 in one day, including four more fatalities, all men, to 14 in Palm Beach County, the state’s Health Department said Tuesday night.

The death toll in Palm Beach County is the greatest in Florida.

On Tuesday morning, the state said the death toll rose to 77 and then eight more fatalities were announced at 6 p.m.

In Palm Beach County, the state reported one additional death, an 91-year-old man, on Tuesday morning, and three new ones at night were announced: men 73, 77 and 94. The man 73-year-old had traveled to Egypt and Germany, according to Health Department statistics.

Previous confirmed deaths in the county were men 76, 82, 83, 88 and women 76, 76, 79, 84, 85, 98.

The death toll remained at two in St. Lucie County -- a man 59 and a women 95, with none in Martin County, St. Lucie County and Okeechobee County.

In Broward County, the death toll remained at 12 since Monday and in Miami Dade it increased from four to seven in one day.

A total of 32 of the state’s cases are in South Florida.

In all, the Health Department has reported 6,741 total cases, including 6,490 residents.

A total of 64,661 tests have been conducted with 56,644 negative for a 10.4 percent rate.

In Palm Beach County, there have been 551 positive cases, including an girl listed as 0 on Tuesday and a 6-year-old boy listed last week In Indian River there are 33 cases, including an 8-year-old boy reported Tuesday, followed by 38 in St. Lucie, 28 in Martin and none in Okeechobee. The numbers are 1,219 in Broward and 2,123 in Miami Dade.

In the state, there were 21 cases of boys and girls zero to 4, 41 from 5 to 14 and 483 from 15 to 24.

Hospital admissions rose to 857 from 15 Monday. Broken down by county, 64 are in the hospital in Palm Beach County, 11 in St. Lucie, 4 in Martin, 4 in Indian River, none in Okeechobee.