Florida reports another 130 deaths linked to coronavirus, more than 2K new cases

Orlando — Another 130 coronavirus-related deaths are on record throughout the state, according to data released Wednesday by The Florida Department of Health.

That’s down from 190 deaths reported Tuesday.

The number of day-over-day new cases of COVID-19 also dropped, with officials reporting another 2,402 positive tests in Wednesday’s data, compared to the 7,569 reported Tuesday.

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The Florida Department of Health said Tuesday’s case count of nearly 7,600 would’ve been significantly lower -- around 3,700 -- but delayed testing results recently dumped by Quest more than doubled that figure.

Quest declined an interview with Channel 9, but said the delay was due to a “technical issue” that has now been resolved and added that all individuals that tested positive were notified of their results.

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Of the 130 deaths reported statewide Wednesday, 28 involved Central Florida residents, including eight in Polk County, five each in Orange and Marion counties, three each in Lake and Volusia counties, two in Osceola county and one each in Seminole and Sumter counties.

Florida’s death toll stands at 11,651 since the pandemic began.

State health officials reported another 15,534 negative tests in their latest data, bringing the total number of negative results to 4,060,360.

Follow WFTV and Reporter Lauren Seabrook, who has been looking into the newest data released by the Florida Department of Health, for the latest updates.

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

Orange: 36,488 (+88)

Osceola: 11,298 (38)

Seminole: 8,198 (25)

Polk: 17,292 (133)

Volusia: 9,483 (66)

Brevard: 7,423 (45)

Flagler: 1,329 (6)

Lake: 6,581 (43)

Marion: 8,633 (51)

Sumter: 1,914 (33)

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

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Stay tuned to Channel 9 Eyewitness News for updates.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Coronavirus cases in Florida