Orange County

Florida’s coronavirus-related death toll tops 32,000

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida’s coronavirus-related death toll topped 32,000 on Friday.

The milestone came as the state reported 138 additional virus-related deaths and 5,975 additional cases.

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Of the latest deaths, 40 were reported in Central Florida including 17 in Marion County and 10 in Brevard County.

Of the latest cases, 1,159 were reported in Central Florida with the largest case increase reported in Orange County with 343 new cases.

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The increases come as Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he is expecting to lower the minimum COVID-19 vaccination eligibility age from 65 to 60 later this month.

He said he plans to continue to adapt the eligibility by decreasing the age range rather than opening vaccines to people in certain professions.

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

Orange: CASES: 115,818 (+343), DEATHS: 1,117 (+1)

Polk: CASES: 57,852 (+197), DEATHS: 1,164 (0)

Osceola: CASES: 37,291 (+103), DEATHS: 453 (+4)

Volusia: CASES: 34,993 (+102), DEATHS: 675 (+4)

Brevard: CASES: 34,549 (+115), DEATHS: 761 (+10)

Marion: CASES: 27,957 (+78), DEATHS: 844 (+17)

Seminole: CASES: 27,640 (+86), DEATHS: 438 (+1)

Lake: CASES: 25,010 (+82), DEATHS: 577 (+3)

Sumter: CASES: 8,147 (+22), DEATHS: 243 (0)

Flagler: CASES: 6,094 (+31), DEATHS: 92 (0)

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

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.

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