January already holds record for deadliest month in Florida since the pandemic began: See the latest numbers

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida reported an additional 229 deaths on Friday as the state’s deadliest month of the pandemic thus far nears its end.

With only two days left in the month, the state has reported more than 4,400 deaths since Jan. 1. That’s already more than the state reported in August, which previously held the record with 4,100 deaths.

READ: Here’s where to find the COVID-19 vaccine in your county


Of the latest deaths, 68 were reported in Central Florida with three counties reporting double-digit death increases. The largest increase was reported in Lake County with 36 deaths there alone.

The state’s total death toll from the virus is now 26,685.

On Friday, the state also reported 10,976 new cases of the virus.

READ: First UK coronavirus variant cases found in Central Florida: What you need to know about each new variant

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

Orange: CASES: 101,955 (+709), DEATHS: 937 (0)

Polk: CASES: 49,692 (+344), DEATHS: 964 (+4)

Osceola: CASES: 33,174 (+197), DEATHS: 370 (+12)

Volusia: CASES: 30,320 (+391), DEATHS: 534 (0)

Brevard: CASES: 28,792 (+188), DEATHS: 639 (+12)

Marion: CASES: 24,178 (+166), DEATHS: 574 (0)

Seminole: CASES: 23,861 (+115), DEATHS: 372 (+3)

Lake: CASES: 21,511 (+168), DEATHS: 424 (+36)

Sumter: CASES: 6,997 (+64), DEATHS: 186 (0)

Flagler: CASES: 5,203 (+58), DEATHS: 70 (+1)

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.