Florida coronavirus-related deaths jump to 200, cases remain at 2K

ORLANDO, Fla. — Another 200 Floridians have lost their fight to coronavirus-related illness, health officials announced Wednesday.

The last time Florida saw a higher number of deaths reported in daily data was on August 18, when 218 were recorded.

It’s a significant increase compared to the number of deaths reported on Monday and Tuesday -- 22 and 44, respectively, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The state’s death toll now stands at 12,267.

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As for new cases of the virus, the state reported 2,056 in Wednesday’s data.

While an increase compared to the past two days, that caseload basically remained on par with daily case figures reported Monday and Tuesday -- 1,838 and 1,823, respectively.

Since the pandemic began, coronavirus cases recorded in Florida total 652,148.

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Of the 200 latest deaths, 35 involved Central Florida residents, including 11 in Polk County, seven in Orange County, five in Marion County, three in Lake County, two each in Brevard, Volusia and Flagler counties, and one each in Seminole, Osceola and Sumter counties.

To date, the number of negative tests recorded by state health officials totals 4,179,100. That’s an increase of 12,319 since Tuesday.

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

Orange: 37,366 (+119)

Osceola: 11,594 (+34)

Seminole: 8,437 (+25)

Polk: 18,025 (+162)

Volusia: 9,878 (+16)

Brevard: 7742 (+53)

Flagler: 1,475 (+11)

Lake: 6,871 (+30)

Marion: 8,925 (+44)

Sumter: 2,060 (+11)

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

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INTERACTIVE MAP: Coronavirus cases in Florida

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