The Florida Department of Health is reporting 29 deaths, up from 28 earlier Thursday morning.
The new death was a woman, 78, from Highlands County in south central Florida. She had traveled to the Caribbean and Florida.
The number of COVID-19 infections also rose, from 2,355 Thursday morning to 2,484 this evening.
South Florida’s coronavirus epicenter — Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach — continue to show increases. Miami-Dade now has 654 cases, Broward, 505, and Palm Beach, 174.
COVID-19 is the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus, which has expanded across the globe.
Overall, 47 of 67 counties have at least one COVID-19 infection.
And males make up three-fourths of Florida deaths.