Florida’s coronavirus-related death toll tops 30,000 as state adds 6,600 new cases

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida’s coronavirus-related death toll topped 30,000 on Friday.

According to the latest numbers, 224 virus-related deaths were reported in the state on Friday pushing the death toll since the pandemic began to 30,214.

READ: Florida may not receive more COVID-19 vaccines until next week due to winter weather, DeSantis says

Of the latest deaths, 46 were reported in Central Florida.

The state also reported an additional 6,683 cases of the virus on Friday. Of those cases, 1,258 were reported in Central Florida.

WATCH: Frustration mounts over confusion with Walmart’s second COVID-19 vaccine

The latest numbers come as health officials say life expectancy in the United States dropped dramatically during the first half of 2020 as tens of thousands of Americans succumbed to the COVID-19 virus.

The decline is the most dramatic since the 1940s, researchers said.

Click here to read more.

READ: COVID-19 pandemic leads to drop in life expectancy in the U.S.


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

READ: Brevard County high school seniors will get in-person graduations, no prom or grad bash

Orange: CASES: 111,178 (+354), DEATHS: 1,069 (+9)

Polk: CASES: 55,473 (+204), DEATHS: 1,101 (+7)

Osceola: CASES: 35,849 (+96), DEATHS: 417 (+1)

Volusia: CASES: 33,560 (+165), DEATHS: 633 (+9)

Brevard: CASES: 32,675 (+120), DEATHS: 721 (+7)

Marion: CASES: 26,832 (+84), DEATHS: 722 (+3)

Seminole: CASES: 26,420 (+123), DEATHS: 410 (+5)

Lake: CASES: 23,728 (+73), DEATHS: 531 (+6)

Sumter: CASES: 7,714 (+26), DEATHS: 226 (+2)

Flagler: CASES: 5,742 (+28), DEATHS: 86 (0)

Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your Smart TV.