130 new COVID-19 related deaths reported in Florida as state death toll nears 5,000

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A dozen new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Central Florida on Friday as the state’s total death toll jumped by 130 for residents and nonresidents topping 4,900.

The latest local deaths include three in Polk County, two each in Brevard, Lake and Seminole counties, as well as one each in Orange, Marion and Osceola counties.

The state also reported an additional 11,466 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of cases statewide to 327,241.

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As of Friday, state health officials reported that 20,191 people are hospitalized with the virus, an increase of 366 from the day before.

So far in the state, health officials have reported that 2.55 million tests have come back negative, including another 53,684 on Friday.

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

Orange: 22,049 (+750)

Seminole: 5,030 (+188)

Volusia: 4,768 (+193)

Brevard: 3,945 (+141)

Osceola: 5,556 (+286)

Lake: 3,139 (+130)

Sumter: 770 (+13)

Marion: 2,156 (+99)

Flagler: 600 (+25)

Polk: 8,772 (+274)

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INTERACTIVE MAP: Coronavirus cases in Florida

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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.