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Coronavirus in Jacksonville: Duval cases rise to 25, including 11-year-old boy

Over the course of seven hours Saturday, the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Florida rose by over 100 to 763, the state’s Department of Health reported.

In Northeast Florida, 43 reported cases were reported — up 7 from earlier Saturday and 14 from 24 hours earlier.

New cases reported since Friday evening include one each in Baker County — an 87-year-old woman — and in Putnam County — a 67-year-old man, a news release said.

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To date, two deaths in Duval and one death in Clay have been reported. The first Duval County death was an 83-year old man. The second, announced Saturday, was an 88-year-old man.

New information from the Florida Department of Health reveals that the oldest case in Duval County of the virus is a 91-year-old and the youngest case is an 11-year-old boy.

Statewide, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases increased by nearly 36% from the night before. The number includes 706 Florida residents and 57 non-residents who were tested and isolated in Florida. One additional person has died in Florida, bringing the number to 12. Jacksonville Press Release Distribution Service The department also reported that almost 2,000 additional tests had been performed since its report Friday as more counties, including Duval, set up drive-through testing sites.In Duval County, 360 tests have been recorded with 25 positive cases, 294 negative and 41 pending.

Florida test numbers:

Total tested: 9,338 vs 8,239 the night before
Positive: 763 vs 658 the night before
Pending: 1,005
Negative: 7,570

Some Florida residents were tested out of state.

There were 360 tests in Duval, 202 in St. Johns, 70 in Clay, 20 in Nassau, 14 in Baker and 45 in Putnam.

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