Florida reports more than 9,400 new COVID-19 cases, 94 virus-related deaths

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida health officials reported 9,411 new cases of COVID-19 as cases continue to climb past 1 million in Florida.

To date, there have been 1,143,794 cases of COVID-19 reported in the state. Florida marks the third state to surpass the 1-million-cases milestone, joining Texas and California.

Orange and Polk counties saw the most new cases with 658 and 285 cases, respectively.

There were another 94 deaths linked to the virus, according to the Florida Department of Health. Of the recent deaths, 16 were reported in Central Florida.

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The state’s death toll now stand at 20,365, according to the most recent report.

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 300,000 Monday just as the country began dispensing COVID-19 shots in a monumental campaign to conquer the outbreak.

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Within hours of delivery, the first Floridians were injected with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

By the end of Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis said about 100,000 doses will be in Florida.

That number is expected to quadruple once Moderna’s vaccine is authorized after its meeting with the FDA Thursday.

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On Tuesday, AdventHealth will receive 20,000 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine. The hospital system said doses are set to start being administered Wednesday.

Orange and Seminole counties are taking part in a pilot program to get COVID-19 vaccines to long-term care facilities.

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Many people are wondering when they may be eligible to get the shot.

To give people across the country an idea of when they may be able to get vaccinated from the virus, The New York Times launched a tool for people to calculate where they fall in the long line of Americans looking to get vaccinated.

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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: CASES: 65,251 (+658) DEATHS: 681 (+1)

Osceola: CASES: 21,833 (+189) DEATHS: 271 (+2)

Seminole: CASES: 15,588 (+188) DEATHS: 299 (-1)

Polk: CASES: 31,668 (+285) DEATHS: 730 (+7)

Volusia: CASES: 18,861 (+151) DEATHS: 396 (+2)

Brevard: CASES: 18,081 (+184) DEATHS: 484 (+2)

Flagler: CASES: 3,106 (+26) DEATHS: 46 (0)

Lake: CASES: 12,571 (+136) DEATHS: 275 (+1)

Marion: CASES: 15,078 (+140) DEATHS: 428 (0)

Sumter: CASES: 4,067 (+30) DEATHS: 107 (+1)

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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