Live: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds press conference, coronavirus updates

Jonathan Tully
USA TODAY Network -- Florida
Walton Sun

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Governor Ron DeSantis’ press conference regarding COVID-19, Monday, April 27. The press conference is scheduled for 11:30 am.

As of Monday morning, the Florida Department of Health reported the coronavirus claimed the lives of more than 1,074 Floridians.

The DOH also reported that as of Monday, the total number of confirmed cases for the state is 30,680. There have been 344,613 tests conducted, of which 313,085 were negative. Of the positive test, 4,957 have resulted in hospitalization.

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.