Florida reports 173 more deaths linked to coronavirus, including 42 in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida just broke its own record for the number of coronavirus-related deaths in a single day since the pandemic began.

The Florida Department of Health announced another 173 deaths statewide when it dropped its latest data Thursday morning.

Florida’s death toll for COVID-19-related illnesses now stands at 5,632.

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Health officials also recorded another 10,249 positive cases of coronavirus, increasing the total number of positive test results to 389,868 to date.

The latest figures also showed the number of negative test results statewide since COVID-19 testing began totaled 2,821,074.

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Of the 173 newly recorded deaths statewide, 42 were linked to Central Florida, including 18 in Orange County, six in Osceola County, five in Seminole County, three each in Volusia, Polk and Marion counties, two in Brevard County and one each in Lake and Flagler counties.

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

Orange: 25,254 (+554)

Seminole: 5,736 (+103)

Osceola: 6,844 (+157)

Polk: 10,545 (+236)

Volusia: 5,803 (+146)

Brevard: 4,658 (+97)

Lake: 3,757 (+163)

Marion: 2,927 (+101)

Sumter: 902 (+21)

Flagler: 724 (+28)

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

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INTERACTIVE MAP: Coronavirus cases in Florida