Florida reports 245 more deaths linked to COVID-19, more than 5K new cases

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health announced Tuesday that another 245 people have died statewide from COVID-19.

That’s a sharp day-over-day rise compared to the 73 deaths state officials reported Monday.

Florida’s death toll now stands at 7,524.

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The number of new coronavirus cases was also higher than the previous day. On Tuesday, officials recorded another 5,446 cases, up from 4,752 positive tests reported on Monday.

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Health officials told Eyewitness News they anticipated a temporary decrease in daily positive cases and deaths after state testing sites were forced to shut down for several days because of Tropical Storm Isaias.

The 245 deaths reported statewide on Tuesday involved 51 Central Florida residents, including 15 in Polk County, 12 in Marion County, seven in Osceola County, six in Brevard County, three in Sumter County, two each in Orange, Volusia and Flagler counties, and one each in Seminole and Lake counties.

The number positive COVID-19 test results in Florida since the pandemic began totals 497,330. The number of negative test results totals 3,287,128.

Florida’s overall positivity rate is 13.12%, according to state data.

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

COUNTY-BY-COUNTY

Orange: 30,140 (+213)

Polk: 13,231 (+94)

Osceola: 9,018 (+124)

Seminole: 6,760 (+73)

Brevard: 5,671 (+52)

Volusia: 7,288 (+94)

Flagler: 961 (+16)

Lake: 4,769 (+61)

Marion: 5,434 (+148)

Sumter: 1,163 (+21)

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