Jacksonville plows out over 51,000 coronavirus infections

Jacksonville has now registered more than 51,000 cases of Coronavirus since the outbreak of the pandemic in March Florida Department of Health Data released Tuesday.

There are a total of 51,112 COVID-19 infections in Jacksonville. It’s a dramatic increase from nearly 7,000 cases in the past two weeks. As of December 1, there were 44,450 cases.

Jacksonville saw no new coronavirus deaths Tuesday and was steady at 685, a 17% increase from the death toll reported two weeks ago.

Jacksonville also saw a significant increase in the positive test rate on Tuesday. Of the residents tested in Jacksonville, 10.69% were positive. This is the highest value in the last two weeks, with the next highest rate on December 1 being 10.53%.

The positivity test rate fell below 10% each day between good grades in Jacksonville. The average positive test rate over the past two weeks is 8.8%.

Clay County also had the highest positive test rate in the past two weeks at 12.83%. Clay’s positive test rate has fluctuated over the past two weeks, with a low of 6.32% on December 10th and an average rate of 9.94% over the past 14 days.

The total number of cases in Clay rose to 9,328 on Tuesday, with three additional deaths for a total of 169.

Baker County also recorded two new coronavirus-related deaths for a total of 36 and a positivity rate of 9.35% and 2,211 total cases.

St. Johns County has a total of 10,542 cases with no new deaths, out of 106 and a positivity test rate of 10.78%.

There are now a total of 76,986 COVID-19 infections and 1,059 deaths caused by the virus in the five-county First Coast region.

There are now 1,143,794 people in Florida who have been infected with coronavirus and 20,365 people who have died from it.

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