Florida reports 139 more deaths linked to COVID-19, death toll surpasses 11K

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida reached another grim milestone Thursday in relation to the coronavirus pandemic.

State health officials now say more than 11,000 deaths are linked to the virus.

That figure includes both Florida residents and non-residents.

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Data released by The Florida Department of Health shows that 10,868 Floridians and 143 non-residents have died statewide since record-keeping began earlier this year.

That brings the state’s death toll to 11,011.


Of the 139 latest deaths reported Thursday, 22 involved Central Florida residents, including nine in Marion County, five in Brevard County, three in Orange County, two in Polk County, and one each in Volusia, Lake and Sumter counties.

The number of new cases of COVID-19 reported in the latest data -- 3,269 -- was comparable to the previous day, when 3,220 cases were noted statewide.


To date, the total number of negative tests recorded by state health officials is 3,905,373. That’s an increase of 21,277 from the number reported on Wednesday.

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

Orange: 35,245 (+162)

Osceola: 10,892(+48)

Seminole: 7,896 (+57)

Polk: 16,569 (+71)

Volusia: 9,126 (+57)

Brevard: 7,092 (+52)

Flagler: 1,279 (+3)

Lake: 6,213 (+50)

Marion:  8,261 (+89)

Sumter: 1,754 (+12)

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