Thursday afternoon's latest coronavirus numbers show Florida has some hard weeks ahead


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Gov. Ron DeSantis may still be ardently resisting a statewide shelter-in-place order, but the latest coronavirus figures released from the Florida Department of Health on Thursday afternoon show the spread of COVID-19 has not slowed.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Florida is now 2,355, an increase of 378 from Wednesday night.

The number of confirmed cases in Orange County has risen to 110, and two of the four county residents who died were in town at the time. Orange ties Clay county with the largest number of county residents who have died from the virus.

Overall, 28 Florida residents have died, five more than Wednesday night.  The youngest Florida resident to die so far is a St. Johns County resident who was 52, and the oldest was a 96-year-old Broward County resident.

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