Florida coronavirus-related death toll hits 35,000

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida’s coronavirus-related death toll hit 35,000 on Friday.

The milestone comes as the state reported 93 additional deaths, including nine in Polk County.

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The state also reported 7,296 new coronavirus cases on Friday.

That brings the total number in the state since the pandemic began to 2,155,744.

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The increases come as FEMA-run vaccination sites across Florida are set to start administering first-dose shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine starting next week.

The locations in Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Jacksonville were originally planning to offer doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but those shots are on pause due to a rare reaction under investigation by the FDA and CDC.

The state is planning to resume first doses at the federally supported vaccination sites, including the one at Valencia College’s West Campus, on Tuesday.

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See a county-by-county breakdown of total (and new) coronavirus cases below, and click here for an interactive map of cases statewide:

Orange: CASES: 130,889 (+523); DEATHS: 1,223 (+2)

Polk: CASES: 64,447 (+258); DEATHS: 1,285 (+9)

Osceola: CASES: 41,984 (+155); DEATHS: 490 (+0)

Volusia: CASES: 40,929 (+188); DEATHS: 760 (+3)

Brevard: CASES: 39,153 (+151); DEATHS: 840 (+3)

Marion: CASES: 29,892 (+100); DEATHS: 943 (+1)

Seminole: CASES: 32,006 (+153); DEATHS: 477 (+1)

Lake: CASES: 28,118 (+96); DEATHS: 617 (+2)

Sumter: CASES: 9,070 (+22); DEATHS: 269 (+3)

Flagler: CASES: 6,990 (+17); DEATHS: 106 (+1)

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.