A Citrus County man, age 80, has died from COVID-19, the Florida Department of Health reported Wednesday evening — the 23rd coronavirus death in the state.
About three-fourths of the coronavirus deaths in Florida are men.
The number of infections rose to 1,977, up from nearly 300 cases Wednesday morning.
Miami-Dade County now has 491 infections, nearing the 500 mark for COVID-19 cases. Broward, has 412 cases, and Palm Beach, 141. All together, the South Florida epicenter has more than 1,000 cases.
On Florida’s Gulf Coast, Hillsborough County has 123 cases. All other counties are below 100 infections.
More than two-thirds of Florida’s 67 counties have at least one COVID-19 case.