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State: 200 more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Florida, 46 in Miami-Dade. Death toll at 12

On Saturday, the Florida’s Department of Health confirmed 200 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total of confirmed cases to 763. There were two more reported deaths since Friday night, bringing the state death toll to 12.

The department reported the deaths as one in Broward and one in Duval. This brings the total of deaths to three in Broward and two in Duval.

Of the new cases, 196 were Florida residents and four were non-Florida residents who were diagnosed or being isolated in the state. In total, 706 of the confirmed cases are Florida residents, with 57 of the cases being non-Florida residents.

The state is also monitoring 1,080 people for COVID-19 — an increase of 31 people — and has tested 9,338 people. The number of negative tests is 7,570, up from 5,710 Friday night. There are 1,005 tests pending.

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The Florida Department of Health added 46 cases in Miami-Dade County, bringing the total up to 169, on Saturday. Just 52 have known links to travel. In Broward County, 36 cases were added from Friday nigh, bringing the total to 164, with 63 of the cases currently linked to travel.

In Fort Lauderdale, administrators at the 180-bed Atria Willow Wood assisted living facility told its residents and their families on Friday that a second resident of the home had died from COVID-19. On Saturday, Gov. Ron DeSantis confirmed a third resident had died at the facility and there were 10 residents who tested positive for COVID-19.

Palm Beach County has 56 confirmed COVID-19 cases, up by 11 individuals who were confirmed Saturday morning.

Monroe County still has one case. That COVID-19 case confirmed in the Florida Keys on Friday morning is that of a 72-year-old woman who had recently traveled to the United Kingdom. Officials say it’s unknown if she had contact with someone who tested positive for the disease.

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