Watch Live: DeSantis holds press conference, updates on coronavirus

Staff Writer
Walton Sun
Walton Sun

Gov. Ron DeSantis, hold press conference on May 8, COVID-19 updates, regarding COVID-19. Palm Beach County moves into phase one.

As of Thursday afternoon the Florida Department of Health report the coronavirus claimed the lives of 1,669 Floridians.

The Florida Department of Health also reported that as of Thursday morning’s advisory the total number of confirmed cases for the state is 39,199. There have been 514,017 tests conducted 474,142 were negative. Of the confirmed cases 6,929 have been or had been admitted to the hospital.

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.

SOURCE Johns Hopkins University; local and state health agencies; USA TODAY research.