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Florida cases up 526 overnight, total of 18,494 confirmed in state

Centers for Disease Control

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Florida continued on an upward trend overnight, hitting 18,494 on Saturday morning, an increase of 526, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The number of confirmed deaths reached 438 -- an overnight increase of 19. No new deaths were reported in Northeast Florida counties tracked by News4Jax. A 54-year-old Clay County man became the eighth person to die in the county after contracting COVID-19, the health department reported Friday evening.

The outbreak has now touched all of Florida’s 67 counties.

Jacksonville now has 635 reported cases, Alachua County has 174, St. Johns has 167, Flagler County has 44, Nassau has 33, Putnam has 29, Columbia has 24, Bradford has 24 and Union County has two. A total of 25 Northeast Florida residents have died.

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