Live: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds second press conference in Pensacola, coronavirus updates
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Governor Ron DeSantis’ second press conference regarding COVID-19, Friday, May 1. This press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Pensacola.
Earlier today, DeSantis held a press conference in Jacksonville.
As of Friday, the Florida Department of Health reported the coronavirus claimed the lives of more than 1,314 Floridians.
The DOH also reported that as of Friday, the total number of confirmed cases for the state is 33,829. There have been 402,699 tests conducted, of which 367,971 were negative. Of the positive tests, 5,767 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.