Florida reports 178 more deaths linked to coronavirus, total deaths surpass 7K

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health said Saturday that another 178 people have died throughout the state from illness linked to COVID-19.

Florida’s coronavirus-related death toll now stands at 7,144.

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Of the 178 latest deaths, 16 were reported in Orange County, one was reported in Polk County, eight were reported in Osceola County, two were reported in Seminole County, one was reported in Volusia County, one was reported in Brevard County, one was reported in Marion County and two were reported in Sumter County.

The number of new positive cases reported on Saturday was 9,642, causing the total number of positive COVID-19 tests in Florida to climb to 480,028.

The additional 41,713 negative tests statewide noted in Saturday’s data brought the total to 3,199,415 since testing began.

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

Orange County: 29,466 (+455)

Polk County: 12,735 (+247)

Osceola County: 8,649 (+179)

Seminole County: 6,566 (+79)

Brevard County: 5,521 (+101)

Volusia County:  6,959 (+125)

Flagler County: 919 (+18)

Lake County: 4,612 (+96)

Marion County: 5,069 (+177)

Sumter County: 1,091 (+14)

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