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.
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.
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.
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)
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