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The Tuesday May 5 coronavirus report from the Florida Department of Health has been released.
The report said that 72 people in Florida have died from the virus since Monday.
The number of confirmed cases reported, appears to trending down, even as testing ramps up in the state.
Monday recorded the largest number of tests performed in the state at 23,884. Of those tests, 589 people tested positive.
In contrast, the highest number of cases confirmed in a day since the pandemic began was April 3, with 1,311 confirmed cases. The number of tests performed that day was 11,721.
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As of the Tuesday May 5 report:
Total cases: 37,439, an increase of 542 over Monday
Deaths: 1,471, an increase of 72 over Monday
All 67 Florida counties have confirmed cases. Here is a count of the number of cases by county as of Sunday:
COUNTY BY COUNTY
-Okaloosa: 161, one more case over Monday (5 deaths)
-Santa Rosa: 158, (8 deaths)
-Bay: 76, (3 deaths)
-Walton: 50, (1 death)
Here is a count of cities in the Northwest Florida region and the number of cases in those municipalities:
-Gulf Breeze: 24
-Fort Walton Beach: 62, one more over Monday
-Mary Esther: 8
-Eglin AFB: 2
-Laurel Hill: 1
-DeFuniak Springs: 23
-Santa Rosa Beach: 11
-Miramar Beach: 3
-Panama City: 48
-Panama City Beach: 12
-Lynn Haven: 6
-Tyndall AFB: 1