Florida reports more than 6,600 new COVID-19 cases, 140 virus-related deaths on Thursday

ORLANDO, Fla. — As COVID-19 cases continue to decline in the state, reported deaths remain in the triple digits.

The Florida Department of Health reported 140 new COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, including two people who were not Florida residents.

Of the deaths reported, 33 were in Central Florida. Orange County reported 15 new virus-related deaths in the last 24 hours.

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According to state records, 31,018 people have died in Florida from coronavirus complications since the start of the pandemic.

State health officials also reported 6,640 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

Of the new cases reported, 1,338 were in Central Florida. Orange County reported the most cases with 355.

Records show 1,892,301 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Florida since the start of the pandemic.

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Vaccination efforts also continue across the state.

Florida has administered 4,378,096 COVID-19 vaccines, records show.

The vaccines currently authorized for emergency use require two does to be completed. State records show 1,539,770 people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Florida.

There’s work being done in Florida to protect against COVID-19 variants.

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida have developed a new kind of vaccine that can protect people from many COVID-19 variants, not just one.

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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: CASES: 113,330 (+355) - DEATHS: 1,091 (+15)

Polk: CASES: 56,583 (+174) - DEATHS: 1,131 (-2)

Osceola: CASES: 36,521 (+134) - DEATHS: 435 (+2)

Volusia: CASES: 34,240 (+150) - DEATHS: 650 (+5)

Brevard: CASES: 33,578 (+149) - DEATHS: 736 (0)

Marion: CASES: 27,381 (+81) - DEATHS: 780 (+2)

Seminole: CASES: 26,967 (+98) - DEATHS: 422 (+3)

Lake: CASES: 24,342 (+114) - DEATHS: 544 (+3)

Sumter: CASES: 7,946 (+38) - DEATHS: 235 (+1)

Flagler: CASES: 5,877 (+45) - DEATHS: 89 (+2)