Florida reports 58 COVID-19 deaths, including 8 in Central Florida, more than 6,000 new cases statewide

Video: Florida reports 58 COVID-19 deaths, including 8 in Central Florida

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Florida health officials reported more than 6,000 new cases of COVID-19 and 58 related deaths in the past 24 hours.

Five of those deaths were in Polk County as well as two in Orange County and one in Volusia County.

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Florida now has a total 152,434 cases and 3,505 deaths.

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

Orange: 10,314 (+300)

Seminole: 2,566 (+89)

Volusia: 2,105 (+81)

Brevard: 1,793 (+77)

Osceola: 2,026 (+107)

Lake: 1,302 (+50)

Sumter: 345 (+11)

Marion: 672 (+17)

Flagler: 310 (+8)

Polk: 3,836 (+154)

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that Florida’s plan to combat the spread of the virus going forward needs to be to “protect the vulnerable.”

During a news conference on Tuesday, DeSantis also declined to answer a question about extending the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the pandemic. He has extend the order once before, but it is again scheduled to expire Wednesday.

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The Orange County Convention Center regional COVID-19 testing site reached its capacity for antibody testing in just over 30 minutes after it opened on Tuesday.

Officers from the Florida Association of Public Information tweeted just after 9:30 a.m. that antibody testing was filled for the day. Testing at the site opens daily at 9 a.m.

Officials also announced Tuesday that they are now providing COVID-19 testing through nasopharyngeal swabs.

Click here to find out where to find COVID-19 testing in Central Florida.

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