Florida adds nearly 10,000 more COVID-19 cases since yesterday; Orange County tops 15,000 cases total

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida reported nearly 10,000 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as well as 48 new deaths across the state.

The 9,989 new cases bring the total number in the state to 223,783 with 3,889 deaths.

Fourteen of the latest deaths in the state were reported in Central Florida, including seven in Polk County, three in Volusia County, two in Orange County and one each in Osceola and Sumter counties.


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Polk County has reported 17 deaths from the virus since Monday, and 24 deaths related to COVID-19 since last week. Polk County so far has reported 5,895 cases. For comparison, Orange County has seen four deaths in the last week and has a total of 15,194 cases.

The new case numbers bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in Orange County to more than 15,000.

Florida health officials reported that as of Wednesday, nearly 2.1 million people have tested negative for the virus in the state.

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

Orange: 15,194 (426)

Seminole: 3,652 (130)

Volusia: 3,070 (119)

Brevard: 2,812 (107)

Osceola: 3,302 (112)

Lake: 2,087 (89)

Sumter: 516 (38)

Marion: 1,111 (68)

Flagler: 424 (14)

Polk: 5,895 (230)

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

INTERACTIVE MAP: Coronavirus cases in Florida

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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.

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