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Watch Live: DeSantis holds press conference in Miami makes announcement

Staff Writer
Walton Sun

Gov. Ron DeSantis, holds press conference to make a major announcement, on Tuesday, May 26, regarding COVID-19.

As of Tuesday morning Florida Department of Health report the coronavirus claimed the lives of 2,259 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 52,170. There have been 924,920 tests conducted 869,671 were negative.

Of the confirmed cases 9,482 have been hospitalized, a figure that according to he DOH does not reflect the number of COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals.

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.