Florida adds 4K new COVID-19 cases, 89 coronavirus-related deaths

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida health officials reported an additional 4,165 coronavirus cases on Friday.

Of those cases, 1,041 cases were reported in Central Florida.

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The state also reported an additional 89 virus-related deaths on Friday.

Of those deaths, 29 were reported in Central Florida. Polk and Brevard counties each reported eight new deaths.

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With nearly 252 million vaccine doses given, some people who have no intention of getting a COVID-19 shot may think that flashing a fake vaccination record will be enough to allow them access where proof is required.

But the FBI continues to warn people: don’t think that a faked vaccination card isn’t a crime. It really is and if discovered, you could be held responsible.

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The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General and the FBI are reminding people not to print their own documents and not to fill out the empty space on a real card.

Not only could you unknowingly spread the virus, you actually could be prosecuted because the cards have an official government seal and could be punishable under Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 1017 and any other laws that could apply.

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

ORANGE: CASES: 138,414 (+316); DEATHS: 1,270 (+2)

OSCEOLA: CASES: 44,768 (+81); DEATHS: 510 (+1)

SEMINOLE: CASES: 34,169 (+75); DEATHS: 499 (+2)

POLK: CASES: 68,800 (+168); DEATHS: 1,332 (+8)

VOLUSIA: CASES: 43,351 (+129); DEATHS: 801 (-2)

BREVARD: CASES: 41,545 (+102); DEATHS: 874 (+8)

FLAGLER: CASES: 7,309 (+15); DEATHS: 110 (+1)

LAKE: CASES: 29,736 (+75); DEATHS: 638 (+4)

MARION: CASES: 31,181 (+70); DEATHS: 965 (+1)

SUMTER: CASES: 9,341 (+10); DEATHS: 277 (+2)

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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