54 more coronavirus deaths, 1700 new cases, reported in Florida

Global tally of coronavirus cases passes 40M

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida reported a total of 1,707 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, and 397 of those cases were in Central Florida.

The new cases bring the total in the state since the pandemic began to 756,727.

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While researchers continue working on a vaccine, data shows coronavirus cases are climbing in several states, raising concerns of another wave of coronavirus infections with more than 40 million cases reported worldwide.

According to Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, Florida is one of 22 states that reported the highest numbers of single-day coronavirus cases this past weekend.

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Of the most recent COVID-19-related deaths, 14 were reported in Central Florida, including four in Orange County, three in Polk County, two each in Brevard and Flagler counties, and one each in Osceola, Volusia and Sumter counties.

Marion, Lake and Seminole counties reported no deaths.

As of Monday, the number of negative COVID-19 tests in the state reached 4,982,556, an increase of 15,184 since Sunday.

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

Orange: 43,621 (+168)– 534 deaths (+4)

Osceola: 13,501 (+27)– 182 deaths (+1)

Seminole: 9,737 (+26)– 235 deaths (0)

Polk: 21,837 (+57)– 589 deaths (+3)

Volusia: 11,976 (+33)– 307 deaths (+1)

Brevard: 10,427 (+30)– 347 deaths (+2)

Flagler: 1,971 (+15)– 37 deaths (+2)

Lake: 8,195 (+27)– 218 deaths (0)

Marion: 10,458 (+14) – 335 deaths (0)

Sumter: 2,754 (-2) – 80 deaths (+1)

On Saturday, dozens of people lined up outside the Mount Olive AME Church for free COVID-19 testing.

Church leaders organized the testing after realizing there was need in the community.

Organizers say they hope to hold more free testing events in the future.

Local churches team up to offer free COVID testing to residents in need