While the focus recently has been on dramatic spikes in COVID-19 infections, Floridians may not know a lot about the deaths from the coronavirus, including unexpected patterns.
As of Sunday, 60 counties in Florida had at least one COVID-19 resident death, but Florida has 67 counties.
Since March 1, when coronavirus cases became public in Florida, seven counties still have no COVID-19 resident deaths, according to a Phoenix analysis of Florida Department of Health data.
The counties with zero deaths are: Franklin, Gilchrist, Gulf, Holmes, Lafayette, Okeechobee and Taylor. Except for Okeechobee in southeast Florida, the rest of the counties are in the Panhandle or in north Florida.
Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach have the the highest number of deaths. Miami-Dade has 953. Broward usually has more COVID-19 infections than Palm Beach. But Palm Beach has more deaths.
The state health data show Palm Beach with 503 deaths, while Broward has 382.
The youngest death is a 16-year-old female from Lee County, in southwest Florida. The oldest death is a 108-year-old female from Miami-Dade County.
In looking at all age categories, people in their 80s had the most COVID-19 deaths in Florida: 1,093.
The next highest group was in the 70s, with 836 deaths.
The other categories are:
Below 20: 2 deaths; 20s; 7 deaths; 30s: 32 deaths; 40s: 91 deaths; 50s, 205 deaths: 60s, 487 deaths; 90s, 623 deaths, and 100s, 43 deaths.
The average age of COVID-19 deaths is 77.7.