Florida Dept. of Health: 663 coronavirus-related deaths at long-term care facilities

Data shows 187 facilities with at least one death
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Posted at 2:51 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 15:16:20-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The latest data released by the Florida Department of Health shows over 200 new coronavirus-related deaths recorded at long-term care facilities throughout the state.

Statewide, 663 coronavirus-related deaths at long-term care facilities have occurred, according to state data, an increase of 240 deaths from last week.

The Florida Department of Health first published this data on May 1.

An additional 35 new facilities are now on the report, for a total of 187 long-term care facilities statewide with at least one COVID-19-related death.

The number of fatalities for staff members has decreased from 12 to eight, and one facility listed last week was removed in the most recent update. The Florida Department of Health told Contact 5 in an email that "four deaths were determined to have been residents and not staff," and the facility was removed after all "three individuals were found to not be associated with a long-term care facility."

Only one death is currently under investigation, and state data has not identified if that death is a resident or staff member of a long-term care facility.

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