Florida reports more than 8,400 COVID-19 cases, 42 virus-related deaths

Florida reports more than 8,400 COVID-19 cases, 42 virus-related deaths

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health reported 8,409 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday.

This comes after Florida reported more than 9,000 cases in the previous two days.

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The total number of documented COVID-19 cases in the state now stands at 931,827.

Of the new cases reported, 1,284 are from Central Florida.

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Orange County, which has more than 53,000 confirmed cases, reported 400 new cases of the virus, the most for any Central Florida county.

State health officials also reported 42 new COVID-19-related deaths since Friday.

The total number of Floridians that have died from complications of the coronavirus now stands at 18,152.

15 new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Central Florida, including five in Orange County, three in both Polk and Volusia counties, two new deaths in Brevard County and one new death reported in both Seminole and Lake counties.

In vaccine news, Drugmaker Pfizer announced that it will submit an emergency use authorization request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Friday for its COVID-19 vaccine.

The submission “will potentially enable use of the vaccine in high-risk populations in the U.S. by the middle to end of December 2020,” according to the release.

The news came days after the companies said a final analysis revealed that their COVID-19 vaccine was 95% effective in a clinical trial.

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

Orange: 53,341 (+400) - 625 (+5)

Osceola: 16,989 (+98) - 235 (-4)

Seminole: 12,075 (+82) - 266 (+1)

Polk: 26,091 (+162) – 660 (+3)

Volusia: 14,952 (+141) - 354 (+3)

Brevard: 14,464 (+163) - 424 (+2)

Flagler: 2,531 (+20) - 41 (0)

Lake: 10,012 (+66) - 244 (+1)

Marion: 12,341 (+121) - 374 (-1)

Sumter: 3,279 (+31) - 92 (0)