Florida reports lowest coronavirus case increase in 6 months

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida reported its lowest daily increase in COVID-19 cases in six months on Monday.

Health officials reported 1,613 new coronavirus cases. That’s the fewest new cases reported since Oct. 12 when the state added just 1,533 cases.

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Orange County also reported the fewest new cases in a month, reporting 136 new cases on Monday.

The latest cases bring the statewide number to 2,125,846 since the pandemic began.

On Monday, the state also reported an additional 35 virus-related deaths bringing the statewide death toll to 34,720.

Of the latest deaths, 12 were reported in Central Florida.

The latest increases come as the push to get a greater percentage of the population vaccinated against the virus continues.

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An Orlando night club is getting creative to try to get younger people to get the shot by offering them not only a vaccine shot, but a shot of alcohol.

Anyone eligible for a vaccine and also looking for a free drink card can visit The Beacham in downtown Orlando starting at 4 p.m. on Monday.

Click here for more information and learn how to register.

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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: 128,700 (+136); DEATHS: 1,214 (+0)

Polk: CASES: 63,319 (+79); DEATHS: 1,273 (+0)

Osceola: CASES: 41,191 (+47); DEATHS: 489 (+0)

Volusia: CASES: 40,094 (+29); DEATHS: 740 (+1)

Brevard: CASES: 38,547 (+39); DEATHS: 831 (+3)

Marion: CASES: 29,618 (+13); DEATHS: 938 (+1)

Seminole: CASES: 31,342 (+25); DEATHS: 473 (+1)

Lake: CASES: 27,654 (+22); DEATHS: 616 (+3)

Sumter: CASES: 8,990 (+2); DEATHS: 264 (+1)

Flagler: CASES: 6,901 (+7); DEATHS: 104 (+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.