Almost 4,700 new COVID-19 cases, 41 virus-related deaths reported in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — More than 4,663 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Florida on Monday, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The number is a sharp decrease from the 10,105 new cases reported on Sunday, the largest spike in cases since July.

To date, there have been 889,864 cases of COVID-19 statewide.

State health officials also reported another 41 deaths linked to COVID-19. Of those, just one was reported in Central Florida, in Volusia County.

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According to the state, Florida’s death toll now stands at 17,775.

Another company has released early analysis on a COVID-19 vaccine.

Biotech company Moderna revealed that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate was 94.5% effective in its clinical trial.

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Total coronavirus cases in the United States soared past 11 million on Sunday, only six days after reaching the grim milestone of 10 million cases.

Specifically, the United States confirmed 11,003,469 COVID-19 cases Sunday, which have resulted in 246,073 deaths to date, according to a tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University.

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At least two companies have said their coronavirus vaccines have proved to be at least 90% effective during clinical trials so far.

Those developments come as virus cases topped 11 million in the U.S. over the weekend — 1 million of them recorded in just the past week. Click here to read more about the vaccines.

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

COUNTY-BY-COUNTY

Orange: 51,888 (+313) - 604 (0)

Osceola: 16,158 (+160) - 228 (0)

Seminole: 11,575 (+85) - 255 (0)

Polk: 25,379 (+127) - 648 (0)

Volusia: 14,303 (+65) - 343 (+1)

Brevard: 13,652 (+50) - 409 (0)

Flagler: 2,410 (+11) - 40 (0)

Lake: 9,665 (+42) - 243 (0)

Marion: 11,778 (+39) - 364 (0)

Sumter: 3,164 (+4) - 89 (0)

Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.