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Watch Live: DeSantis holds press conference, updates on coronavirus

Staff Writer
Winter Haven News Chief
Winter Haven News Chief

As of Tuesday morning, the Florida Department of Health reports coronavirus claimed the lives of 2,052 Floridians.

The Florida Department of Health also reported that as of Tuesday morning’s advisory, the total number of confirmed cases for the state is 45,684. There have been 681,314 tests conducted 634,370 were negative.

Of the confirmed cases 8,494 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 Local and state health agencies.