Florida reports 1,600 additional COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths as Orange County reaches milestone

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida reported an additional 28 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday.

That increase brings the state’s total virus-related death toll to 37,235.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Coronavirus cases in Florida

Of those deaths, four were reported in Central Florida. Orange, Polk, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Sumter and Flagler counties reported no deaths.

On Monday, the state also reported 1,606 new cases of the virus.

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Of those cases, 349 were reported in Central Florida.

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Orange County has reached a milestone in that its 14-day positivity rate is less than 5%.

Last week’s numbers make it 4.9%, meaning the county’s Department of Health considers COVID-19 “under control.”

It’s also one of the benchmarks that would have allowed us to drop mask orders under the county mayor’s phased approach.

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

Orange: CASES: 141,856 (+119) - DEATHS: 1,293 (+0)

Polk: CASES: 70,544 (+61) - DEATHS: 1,362 (+0)

Osceola: CASES: 45,808 (+27) - DEATHS: 520 (+0)

Volusia: CASES: 44,511 (+32) - DEATHS: 833 (+1)

Brevard: CASES: 42,676 (+15) - DEATHS: 892 (+2)

Marion: CASES: 31,767 (+20) - DEATHS: 988 (+1)

Seminole: CASES: 35,056 (+33) - DEATHS: 509 (+0)

Lake: CASES: 30,759 (+33) - DEATHS: 646 (+0)

Sumter: CASES: 9,456 (+6) - DEATHS: 279 (+0)

Flagler: CASES: 7,447 (+3) - DEATHS: 110 (+0)

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.