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Watch Live: DeSantis holds press conference in Doral regarding coronavirus

Staff Writer
Walton Sun
Walton Sun

Gov. Ron DeSantis, will hold a press conference on Thursday, May 14, regarding COVID-19. He will be joined by Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Broward County Mayor Dale Holness and City of Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez.

As of Monday afternoon Florida Department of Health report the coronavirus claimed the lives of 1,827 Floridians.

The Florida Department of Health also reported that as of Thursday morning’s advisory the total number of confirmed cases for the state is 42,402. There have been 595,478 tests conducted 552,361 were negative.

Of the confirmed cases 7,595 have been hospitalized, a figure that according to he DOH does not reflect the number of COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals.

The state Department of Health does not currently measure “recovery,” and doesn't expect to have such a designation anytime in the near future, adding that the definition of recovery is a contested issue.

SOURCE Johns Hopkins University; local and state health agencies; USA TODAY research.