217 more deaths linked to coronavirus statewide, including 65 in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health announced Wednesday that another 217 people have died statewide from COVID-19-related illnesses, surpassing Tuesday’s record of 191 deaths reported in a single day.

Florida’s death toll now stands at 6,457.

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The number of new positive cases reported on Wednesday was 9,446, pushing the total number of positive COVID-19 tests to 451,423 since testing began earlier this year.


Of the 217 latest deaths, 65 were reported in Central Florida, including 24 in Orange County, 15 in Polk County, 10 in Brevard County, six in Osceola County, four each in Volusia and Marion counties, and one each in Seminole and Lake counties.

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

Orange: 28,191 (+371)

Polk: 12,059 (+166)

Osceola: 8,130 (+157)

Volusia: 6,572 (+99)

Seminole: 6,333 (+102)

Brevard: 5,254 (+99)

Lake: 4,326 (+67)

Marion: 4,314 (+386)

Sumter: 1,045 (+17)

Flagler: 850 (+12)

Click here to find out where to find COVID-19 testing in Central Florida.

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INTERACTIVE MAP: Coronavirus cases in Florida