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Florida reports 7,100 new COVID-19 cases, 129 virus-related deaths

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida added an additional 7,128 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

The latest cases include 1,600 in Central Florida.

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On Wednesday, the state also reported an additional 129 virus-related deaths, bringing the state’s total death toll since the pandemic began to 30,878.

Of the latest deaths, 37 were reported in Central Florida. Polk County reported the largest increase in deaths, adding 17.

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Wednesday’s numbers show that there have been a total of 1,885,661 cases of virus in the state since the pandemic started.

Wednesday also marked the beginning of a new program offering seniors who need a rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites a lift. Lyft launched its new “Call A Lyft Ride” service throughout Florida on Wednesday.

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The company said the service is ideal for people who don’t use a smartphone but still need access to transportation.

Riders or their family members can call 631-201-LYFT to book a ride with Lyft and a driver will arrive in minutes, according to a news release.

Click here for more information on how to use the service.

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

Orange: CASES:112,975 (+467), DEATHS: 1,076 (+2)

Polk: CASES: 56,409 (+256), DEATHS: 1,133 (+17)

Osceola: CASES: 36,387 (+116), DEATHS: 433 (+2)

Volusia: CASES: 34,090 (+126), DEATHS: 645 (+3)

Brevard: CASES: 33,429 (+191), DEATHS: 736 (+5)

Marion: CASES: 27,301 (+121), DEATHS: 778 (+7)

Seminole: CASES: 26,869 (+88), DEATHS: 419 (+1)

Lake: CASES: 24,228 (+118), DEATHS: 541 (0)

Sumter: CASES: 7,908 (+98), DEATHS: 234 (0)

Flagler: CASES: 5,832 (+19), DEATHS: 87 (0)

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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.