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UPDATED: 830 Cases, 13 Deaths; PBC: 59, Broward: 180, Miami: 177; First PBC Death Reported

As of 11 a.m. Sunday, there are 830 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our state, with 59 in Palm Beach County, 180 in Broward County, and 177 in Miami-Dade County. There are 13 confirmed deaths in the state, including the first one in Palm Beach County overnight, an 88-year-old man. The number hospitalized in the county has more than doubled to 27.

In addition, nearly 1,000 test results are pending statewide.

There are 30,285 confirmed cases in the U.S. as of Sunday morning, with 390 deaths.

Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, ahead of that site’s opening for coronavirus tests on Monday.

On Saturday, the governor said state officials are considering the possibility of putting people who test positive for the virus in facilities such as hotels in order to help prevent them from spreading the virus to family members.

DeSantis said hotel owners have offered their facilities.

Meanwhile, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link announced over the weekend that the SOE offices will serve the public remotely beginning March 23, until further notice.

“We are committed to the health and safety of our staff and the members of our community. Though our office’s physical space will limit access to the public, I remain committed to serving voters, candidates, poll workers, and other members of the public through our website, email, and by phone. When necessary to conduct elections related business, we will meet with members of the public by appointment,” Link said.

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